Android is finally starting to get built-in visual voicemail. The next version of Android, Android M, will include native visual voicemail support in the dialer, rather than requiring each carrier to build its own visual voicemail app.
But there’s a big caveat: it seems as though each carrier still has to add support for Google’s visual voicemail service, and it doesn’t appear that most of them will just yet. So far, only T-Mobile and Orange, a carrier in France, are on board, which means that most people are still out of luck. Support for those two carriers should be available when Android M launches this fall — it looks like they’re already available in the developer preview as well.
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