There are very few products that I depend on more than SpinVox. This service translates voicemail to text and then sends a text message to your phone and/or an email to your computer.
SpinVox is currently introducing this service to the US. As an introductory offer, the first 250 people can get the service for free by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Guy Kawasaki” in the subject line. US only.
If you get a lot of voicemail, it will change your life.