I am a great fan of my Windows Phone and yesterday I found one missing feature. Since I do not have visual voice-mail (because I am using the french operator “Free Mobile“), I wanted to try one of Free great service: send me each voicemail message by mail.
Each time I have a new message, I receive an email with the wav audio file linked: fantastic ! Well in fact, it’s not because my Windows Phone 8 seems not to be able to read this file. Yes… no need to tell me this format created by Microsoft and IBM exists since 1991.
What I wanted to share with you is a free solution, while Microsoft is fixing the issue.
First of all, I don’t seem to be alone with this issue and you can add your votes for a quick fix on this page.
Developer one day, developer everyday : I first tried to create an app and register it for the “wav” files extension but it’s a protected one and so we can not make an app which will be able to read wav files from mail… too bad 🙁
The solution I finally found out is to use the phoneconvert.com service. It’s free, and its usage is simple : forward your email to it and it will respond to you with a Windows Phone 8 compatible version of your wav file.
I hope it will help you too.