Tag: voicemail

Free VVM Messenger Brings Voicemail Features to BlackBerry Messenger

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Karta Mobile has launched a free communications app that brings voicemail functionality to BBM. VVM Messenger allows users to send short recorded voice messages to each other through BBM. A great timesaver if you want to get your point across quickly without having to type out several paragraphs.
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YouMail customers with VoIP or PBX get a free DropBox service

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YouMail have announced their DropBox service: a free service that allows users to integrate VoIP and PBX voicemail with your BlackBerry voicemail. To use this service, your VoIP or PBX must support delivering voicemails by email as an MP3 or WAV file.

Every YouMail customer has a DropBox at myphonenumber@my.youmail.com (ie. 8881234567@my.youmail.com). To setup this DropBox, change the email address that your VoIP voicemail is delievered to, to the DropBox email provided.

Once setup, all voicemails sent to your DropBox should then appear in the YouMail inbox. Once there in YouMail, you have access to key YouMail features including access from BlackBerry apps, voicemail sharing, spam filtering, and more. You’ll even get full Caller ID from most services.

[Hat tip Shaun C]

PhoneFusion offering free visual voicemail

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PhoneFusion just announced some beta software for BlackBerry they’re working on that will bring office, VoIP, and cell voice mailboxes to your BlackBerry. It’s fairly ambitious to cover all those different voice platforms in one app, but Fusion Voicemail Plus has been running on Windows Mobile since March, which should have set a lot of the groundwork. PhoneFusion does a lot of of other stuff surrounding fixed-mobile convergence, too – be sure to check out their site. To give it a shot, just head on over to www.fvmplus.com/ and sign up for the beta.

SimulScribe changes name to PhoneTag, adds contacts feature

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PhoneTag logoThe guys at SimulScribe have changed their name to PhoneTag and added a new feature to their software, which we reviewed a few months ago. The new feature lets you upload your contact list to their website for use in their voicemail transcription app. When the message is transcribed, it will come to you from the email address of the person who recorded it, allowing for a quick email reply. It will also append the user’s name to the subject and spell it correctly in the transcription — so if you know a Tracey, a Tracie, and a Tracy, you’re in luck.

They note that the name change might cause some issues with users’ spam folders, and if you’re one of the few affected you can call them at 1-800-788-0916 or email them.

WES Exhibitor Spotlight: SpinVox

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SpinVox does one thing: turn voice into text, in quite a lot of ways. Using their various products you can get voicemails emailed to you immediately, write to your blog by simply speaking into your phone, speak message and have it sent as text to any or all of your friends, dictate a memo and have it sent straight to your email, and quite a bit more. Their products page allows you to simply tell them what you’d like to do, and they’ll show you what service are applicable. Who knows what new applications of the SpinVox engine will come out of their booth at WES?

Spinvox comes to Rogers

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SpinVoxAnnounced back in August, SpinVox’s voicemail-to-text service is now available on Rogers for both French and English-speaking customers. SpinVox will work seamlessly with your existing Rogers mailbox, and will e-mail or SMS your voicemail to you after being transcribed. It’s going for $15/month, which is probably cheaper than SimulScribe if you’re a heavy-duty voicemailer, plus it means you wouldn’t have to screw around with call forwarding. Still, SimulScribe has a few extra bells and whistles; we’re offering a month of SimulScribe for free, so be sure to check out the competition before diving into SpinVox.