The e-mail formatting of transcribed voicemail is incredibly clean. There’s no extra header or introduction; the subject line just gives you the time of the call and the phone number it came from, and the body launches right into the message. The web UI is equally sparse yet informative, allowing you to quickly listen to your saved voicemail messages. Be warned that whatever you set as your voicemail welcome will be bookended by a cryptic robotic woman instructing “Your message will be transcribed by SimulScribe.com. Please speak slowly and clearly,” which will without a doubt confuse some callers. In terms of notifications we got a unique LED blink, but there aren’t any home screen icon alerts, which, after enjoying the feature with traditional voicemail, has become something of a necessity.
SimulSays, the app dedicated to letting you browse your SimulScribe messages, mimics the BlackBerry mailbox with options like “Mark Prior Read” and SMSing or e-mailing replies directly from the menu. Outside of that, SimulSays detects incoming numbers and links them up with your address book, giving you quick access to the caller’s e-mail address. As is, there isn’t any direct access to other contact information you might have stored (PIN number, photo, company, or even an option to view the contact book entry), but SimulSays is still in beta, so there’s still room for new features to come out.