I asked, and received. I am signed up for Google Voice, who now field my voicemails, and send me a transcript via email and SMS, and provide me a natty interface online where I can go and listen to my messages if the button prompts on the actual telephone are too slow for me.
Unfortunately the transcripts are not perfect.
This evening Krissa was meeting with Shana for a drink before heading home.
This is the voicemail she left, with Google's transcription.
Krissa: Hey! It's me. I just left the bar where we had the incredibly expensive cocktail at.
Google: Hey! Give me an a plus. The borrow that we had a currently of the cocktail ass.
Krissa: I put it on my debit card and Shana gave me cash
Google: Hello my darling carbon Cheney give you cash
Krissa: So anyway, I'm running really late and I've had a gin and tonic and it's ten to eight! I'm really really sorry. I thought it would - I thought it would be more like coffee...and it is not. So I'm walking up to Herald Square, I'm gonna jump on a D and then I'm coming home and having to make rotisserie chicken with croutons and stuff when I get home, but if um, you wanna have something else that's easier then I guess we can it's just then the bread will go to waste and the lettuce.
Google: So anyway, I'm really late. James, I can't. Hey something really really sorry. I thought I would. I thought it would be more like off a and it's not so I'm walking up hills where I'm gonna jump comedy and then I'm going home and having to make. We're just. Re-checking the time. If I get home, but if you we wanna have something else with the zero if you can just of the bridal the wake them a letter.
Krissa: I don't know. Maybe its....when you get home you turn on the oven and it won't take me that long for me to make that dinner and I should be home by 8.30. But anyway..rambling! Rambling! Gin and Tonic...in my brain!
Google: I don't know, maybe. S. When you get home teaching on the island. It won't take that long for me to make that dinner and you know I should be home by 8.30. But anyway rambling! Rambling! Gin and Tonic entertainment!
Krissa: Love you! Do you like bread? [Eddie Izzard reference]
Google: If you...you know like.
No google, I do not know like.