We’ve covered this issue before, but The Register has spoken with T-Mobile about it today, so we thought we would provide a summary of the recent changes T-Mobile have introduced to voicemail redirection. Firstly, T-Mobile still charge if you redirect your phone to another number, although they now no longer directly charge you for the call being directed to voicemail. That’s the change; now the voicemail redirection comes out of your Flext allowance, instead of costing you 12p per minute. However, as The Register point out, redirecting your number to another UK phone number, for accessing services such as , will cost you 17p per minute, and does not come out of your allowance.
T-Mobile are alone in the UK with this stance; all the other mobile networks will take that redirected call out of your voice call allowance (as long as it’s to a normal UK landline number), which companies likeuse.
The article also takes about how HulloMail, which offers an Android based solution, was hoping for a better deal with T-Mobile, as the exclusive supplier of the Android based G1; we say to HulloMail; concentrate on the, which goes on sale on Friday with , who are less petty about voicemail redirection (and who support twitter for their users too).
If you fancy an, are currently offering a £5 discount (per month) off the line rental for people who pre-order the before Friday on a £35 per month contract.