CrackBerry @ WES: PhoneTag Video Tour

By Kevin Michaluk on 15 May 2008 09:34 am EDT

Long-time readers of will remember that SimulScribe, now known as PhoneTag, was one of my BEST of WES winners at last year's show. I'd feel bad to name them BEST of WES again this year, but the application is still one of my BlackBerry favorites (today is in fact my one year anniversary of being a PhoneTag user) and as Ari Katz will show you in the video above, is now even better.

And incase you haven't heard already, I should point out that PhoneTag will now work for all you Grand Central users out there. The so-called "hack" came out earlier this week, creating a ton of new PhoneTag subscribers overnight as Grand Central junkies flocked to it.

Last but not least, you gotta LOVE PhoneTag's marketing. They have the best t-shirts at WES this year (check out a GREAT photo after the jump) and YES... I snagged a few to give away to the CB audience and have a pile more promised for CrackBerrys back at PhoneTag headquarters in NYC. In fact, when it comes to WES 2008 goodies I'm snagging everything I can. Once I'm back home next week I'll sort it all out and we'll have a WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway.

PhoneTag with Mr. BlackBerry himself!

Reader comments

CrackBerry @ WES: PhoneTag Video Tour


That does say it all. Paying your carrier out of your monthly minutes to get your voicemail is a joke. We need a way to get around them and looks like this is it.

...I wouldn't mind if T-Mobile would take my voicemail out of my allowance but no- it's an extra charge!

Might get this if it'll work over here. And I want one of those shirts! Hahaha!

Kevin - Thank you so much for this post. For any of your readers whos would like a FREE 45-day trial of our service, feel free to visit our official WES 2008 signup page at:

password "blackberry".

I hope you all enjoy the service!! Thank you Kevin and the entire team!!

Ari is a fairly decent service. I have been using it for about a year and so far it is free.

Whats cool about this is that you can have a custom voice mail message for each caller.

When you best buddy calls you you can have a message that is just for him. If a client calls you can have a customized message for them. These custom messages are based off the caller ID information.

When someone leaves a message you can have it sent to you as an attachment to an email message. You can log into their web site and retrieve voice mail messages and even upload MP3's as your voice mail message.

They are now doing voice mail translation and they send that as a text message and or email.

Very easy to set up and the site give good instructions on how to set up your phone to use the service.

I do NOT work for them just a big fan. Who knows when and if they will start charging for service.

Try it out.