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HeyTell for iPhone

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review


There are plenty of apps to send text messages and photos to your friends, but what about voice messages? The idea with HeyTell is, instead of calling or sending a text message to a friend, you can send an instant voice mail--as long as your friend has HeyTell installed. Start by touching the green-on-white person-shaped icon to add people from your contact list. You also have the option to connect HeyTell to your Facebook account, but we wonder whether people really want everyone they've ever known sending them voice mails. When selecting friends from your iPhone contact list, HeyTell offers a premade invite you can send via text message to have your friend download the free app.

Using HeyTell is obviously a different way to communicate--replacing text messages with voice mails--and it is definitely fun to hear how people respond to rapid-fire voice messages. The interface plays into the fun: to send a voice mail, you simply press the big orange Hold and Speak button and HeyTell records your message until you let go, kind of like using a walkie-talkie. The app keeps all of your shared replies so you can go back and listen to individual messages. You can even save favorite messages to enjoy later.

Beyond its main functions, HeyTell offers a few for-pay Extras (tab on the bottom right of the interface). For $1.99 each, you can add a Voice Changer to create silly-sounding messages; Emoji support to add fun icons to your name (seems overpriced to us); Message Wipe to have messages expire after a specified amount of time; and (for $2.99) Group Broadcast, which lets you send out voice messages to your designated groups of friends. We only downloaded the Voice Changer add-on, but were honestly not very impressed by the results. Any one of these purchases will turn off the in-app ads, but the ads are pretty easy to tune out when using HeyTell.

Overall, HeyTell is an interesting way to communicate and is definitely more efficient than sending text messages. If you like the idea of quick voice mails to get your point across, you should definitely check out this free app.

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2 stars

"Nice for calling others with HeyTell and iPhones, but"

August 11, 2011  |  By louparry

2011-08-11 07:55:38  |  By louparry

 |  Version: HeyTell 2.3.0


Works...if you are calling someone who has HeyTell installed in their phone.


Does not work...if you are calling anyone who does not have HeyTell installed in their phone.


I want to be able to send voice messages and not have to worry if the person has installed HeyTell. My Verizon "semi-smart" phone has been able to do that as a built in functionality for over two years. Maybe iOS 5 will bring this functionality to the iPhone as a built in feature too. Anyone know?

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.3.0
TEXTING! Long-press on a contact, then type your message or tap a canned message to send. Text messages show up in notifications and are not saved in the app.Apple Watch support! Dictate a text message with your voice or select a canned message. When a user sends you their location, the map shows up right in the watch notification! (Also, if you go to the context menu, you can play a little Blackjack!)You can also now invite people right from the Friends tab! Click the "+" then type in an email address or phone number to find your friend.
Publisher Voxilate
Publisher web site
Release Date February 10, 2010
Date Added April 26, 2015
Version 3.3.0
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
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File Size Not Available
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Total Downloads 2,951
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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