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Vonage Visual Voicemail Meets William Shakespeare

I use Vonage for my landline and I have been happy with them but not with the new free service they offered recently: Visual Voicemail. The transcriptions have been somewhat lacking in accuracy to put it mildly. Here is the “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy that I read into the phone and below is the text of that most famous lament. Below that is the Vonage Visual voicemail version.

Shakespeare:

To be, or not to be–that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep–
No more–and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep–
To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.

Vonage:

“To be you not to be that is the question. What is nobler in the mind to suffer the things and arrows of of lady just want to know to take they can see your troubles and by opposing and then to die to sleep no more. I’m asleep to say we had an dog in the thousand natural shocks that the flush his attitude is a consumption the valley to be wished to die to sleep to sleep or trying to dream hey. Here’s the rub, foot actually but that’s what you’ve like when we up […] shuffled off this small court. So must be disclosed. There a respect of mix. Call me up so long life, Vogel with better whips and swans of time the price is wrong with Apartments come to see the kinds of this but I love the laws related incidence of office response the patient noted and, and where they takes what he himself. My is quite just make whether they are […]” … more. Please listen to your voicemail for the remainder of this message.

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