Network operator O2 has announced it will offer visual voicemail (VVM) to Windows smartphones with the Windows Phone 8.1 update. The latest version of the software is currently being rolled out to handsets.
Visual voicemail allows all voicemail messages to be stored by name of caller in an list. The voicemails are downloaded to the Windows phone with users then being able to click into the voicemails they want to hear.
The functionality eliminated the need to listen to each message to get to the next one. The option also allows for easy deletion of old voicemails.
O2 will be the first UK network to support visual voicemail as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 rollout.
On its website blog post, O2 said: 'We've been working closely with Nokia to implement this feature into our network and to get it enabled on devices with an O2 Pay Monthly SIM via the new 8.1 update.'
The company added, 'When you receive a voicemail, it is downloaded to your handset and gives you visual controls to play, pause and delete. No more calling 901/Voicemail for you.'
Owners of the new Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 625 should expect to see the software update soon.
The new functionality needs to be enabled by the phone owner before it can be used.
'Most other Lumia phones will also be getting visual voicemail as the Windows Phone 8.1 update rolls out,' said O2.