Optus recently announced that the Voice to Text feature would no longer be provided from 31 March 2019 but after careful consideration of customer responses regarding the removal of Voice to Text, Optus has decided to retain the service.
You can now purchase and use the Voice to Text feature as normal.
Voice to Text is a $6.99 per month subscription VoiceMail feature available to Optus Prepaid and Postpaid customers that converts spoken VoiceMail messages into text and then sends them to your mobile handset as an SMS.
Select voicemail is on if set to off and then Voicemail Settings
Send voicemail as messages
Select Optus Voice to Text
Tickbox for Agree to Terms and Conditions
To cancel your subscription simply follow the steps above, but ‘Unselect’ Optus Voice to Text at step 7.
You can also SMS ON or OFF to 7746 from your mobile to activate or cancel the service or call 369 (free of charge) from your mobile to activate or cancel by following the prompts.
Using Voice to Text overseas?
The above rates for Voice to Text still apply. But for Prepaid Mobile customers, when you receive a call while you're travelling overseas and it diverts to VoiceMail you'll be charged to receive the incoming call and for the diversion from your phone to the VoiceMail Service in Australia, based on the international call rates of whichever zone you're travelling in.
You won't receive any additional international roaming charges when you receive Voice to Text messages while you're travelling overseas. But, it's important to remember that if you dial VoiceMail to listen to your messages, you'll be charged the international call rate for the country you are in.
If you'd like to make sure you avoid these extra charges while you're overseas, turn off Voice to Text first and then Voicemail using the instructions above.