Kirusa Launches InstaVoice

Kirusa, a provider of telecom and social media solutions, has introduced InstaVoice, a voicemail app onfor Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. The skill lets users directly access InstaVoice's voicemail features through their Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, and Fire devices.

Kirusa's InstaVoice Service provides a chat-like interface that hosts features like unlimited voicemails, missed call alerts over data, transcribed content delivery over email, the option to link multiple numbers, and message withdrawal.

"Kirusa goes a step further in its consistent endeavor to deliver innovative, reliable, adaptable, and integrated voice services," said Inderpal Singh Mumick, founder, and CEO of Kirusa, in a statement. "Amazon's Alexa is a precursor to the much-anticipated IoT revolution; wherein one can expect the fundamental transformation of messaging over the cloud, powered by voice technology. We are looking forward to seeing the results of this combined effort, meant to enhance a user's experience of voicemails."

"I am delighted to see that InstaVoice is a front-runner in the Alexa Skillset voice messaging environment. We are hoping that subscribers will find value in the enhanced forum and experience the engaging wave of change that connected technology promises," Surinder Singh Anand, vice president of product management at Kirusa, said in a statement.

Accessing voicemails and inbox status on the Alexa platform requires the user to set up a passcode after installing their InstaVoice accounts. To start listening to the voicemails, one has to simply say, “Alexa, start InstaVoice. The command is followed by a response from the virtual assistant, asking for the access passcode. This is followed by continuous updates on the user’s voicemails and inbox until the user says "Alexa Stop." The user can also ask Alexa to skip to the next message.

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