YouMail Delivers Free Visual Voicemail For Smartphones
YouMail, a provider of free, customizable cell phone voicemail services, today announced the public beta of visual voicemail for smartphone users.
The new mobile platform allows users to access YouMail from their smartphone home screen, enabling them to listen to voicemail messages, forward messages to other people, or reply via SMS without ever having to dial into their voicemail service.
"Since the launch of the iPhone, consumer appetite for visual voicemail on smartphones has been growing," said Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail. "At a glance I can see all of my voicemails and choose which to play and in what order. For people who get a lot of voicemails per day, this provides an organized way to determine priority. In a world where we seem to find bite-size messages in SMS or Twitter form preferable, many people find this approach better than spending time listening to and often forgetting an audio message."
To begin accessing YouMail’s visual voicemail service, users visit YouMail’s Web site from their cell phone browser and log in with their YouMail user ID. They can then bookmark the site from their smartphone home screen for one-click access in the future.
Visual voicemail from YouMail allows users to view, listen to and forward their most recent voicemail messages, while viewing the callers’ photo, name, city, and state. These features are available through the mobile Web so users never have to call their voicemail inboxes.
YouMail’s new visual voicemail service works on nearly all smartphones, including BlackBerrys, Palm Treos, Samsung BlackJacks, and Apple’s iPhone.
YouMail lets users access their voicemails via email, on the Web, or over the phone. In addition, users can receive transcripts of the voicemails sent in email or text messages.
YouMail also allows users to create customized greetings for their voicemail by recording greetings themselves, choosing from a large and growing library of user-generated greetings and away messages, or even using YouMail’s "Smart Greetings," which automatically personalizes the greeting for the caller. Users can even treat voicemails as digital content they own, saving them forever posting them to popular sites like MySpace, Facebook, Digg and Del.icio.us.