In this article on the BBC Technology web site Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems, comments on how broken voicemail systems are. “When I look at my phone, with the nice display and all sorts of processing power, I begin to think that voicemail is not just bad – it’s ridiculously broken. Messages should come down to my phone well ahead of when I want to listen so that I can organise them. Since the beginning of personal computing, we’ve thought about PCs as machines that sit on our desks Then I want to be able to arrange voicemails like my e-mail, where I could see all the messages and pick amongst them.”
We agree. See BubbleBoard.