Software Turns Phone Messages into Text Technology now allows you to "read" your voice mail. Voice-recognition software can translate telephone messages into text, then send them out as e-mail. But how well does it work?
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Software Turns Phone Messages into Text

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Software Turns Phone Messages into Text

Software Turns Phone Messages into Text

Software Turns Phone Messages into Text

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Technology now allowsyou to "read" your voice mail. Voice-recognition software can translate telephone messages into text, then send them out as e-mail. Technology writer Mario Armstrong tells Steve Inskeep how it works.