Heads up, Verizon customers, because the big red carrier is discontinuing its paid Visual Voice Mail service.
Verizon will be killing its $2.99 Visual Voice Mail service today, June 8, and will be switching all customers enrolled in that service to a free Basic Voice Mail service. Anyone enrolled in the $2.99 Visual Voice Mail will not lose any existing messages in the switch to Basic Voice Mail, but you will need room for new messages, so Verizon says that you should make sure that you’ve got less than 20 messages in your mailbox.
In addition to making room for new messages, Verizon says that customers enrolled in the $2.99 Visual Voice Mail service may need to set up their voice mailbox with the new Basic Voice Mail service.
This change largely affects older phones like the BlackBerry Bold 9930, HTC DROID DNA, LG Spectrum 2, Motorola DROID Bionic, Nokia Lumia Icon, and Samsung Galaxy S4 (when was the last time you thought about some of those phones?). There are a few recent models affected, though, including the Nexus 6. You can view the full list of affected devices here.
The $2.99 Visual Voice Mail service offered features like the ability to create special greetings for a caller or group of callers, the ability to save voicemails to devices, and support for forwarding by text message and email.