On Voice Messaging
This from Gizmodo came across my Google Reader, and I can only say "yeah!" I hate the whole process. I liked Vonage when we had it, and I like the office voice mail, because it gets sent to me when it comes, so I can play it like a WAV file.
The ultimate, of course, is Google Voice, which runs voice recognition on it, so that they leave the message with voice but you just have to read it.