Up until now, the Boost Mobile crowd's been missing out on those fancy visual voicemail creations, but that's about to change starting on May 31st. Earlier today, Smith Micro announced it's delivering its Visual Voicemail features to the prepaid-friendly carrier, with the upcoming Boost-branded HTC EVO Design 4G being the first slab to offer said tidbits. Smith Micro is also adding an optional service dubbed "Voicemail-to-Text," which -- for an extra $1.99 per month -- will essentially turn those vocal messages into words and send them to you via text message or email. With the launch of the "four-gee" waves in mind, we're certain you're enjoying all the incoming news of late.
Smith Micro and Boost Mobile Deliver Feature-Rich Visual Voicemail Experience
Users Can Manage Voicemail Like Email with Text Transcription Option
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced that its Visual Voicemail platform will be available to Boost Mobile subscribers on May 31 with the launch of the no-contract wireless provider's first 4G Android device, the HTC EVO Design 4G™. With Visual Voicemail, voicemail messages are managed like email, allowing users to scroll through and listen to messages in any order, forward or reply to messages via email or text, and save messages directly onto the memory card of their mobile device. Voicemail-to-Text transcription will also be offered for a monthly fee.
"Using our Visual Voicemail platform, Boost Mobile can offer their subscribers a more convenient, flexible way to manage their voicemail inbox that saves time and facilitates message sharing with features like email forwarding and Voice SMS"
With Voicemail-to-Text transcription, Smith Micro simplifies the process of checking voicemail by converting the voice message into text and delivering the message to the mobile device or email inbox of Boost Mobile subscribers. Using this optional service, subscribers can read voicemail messages at school, at a concert, in a meeting, or anywhere that listening is inconvenient. Boost Mobile customers with the HTC EVO Design will have access to Visual Voicemail, and the optional Visual Voicemail-to-Text transcription service for $1.99 per month, with the launch of HTC EVO Design 4G on May 31.
"Using our Visual Voicemail platform, Boost Mobile can offer their subscribers a more convenient, flexible way to manage their voicemail inbox that saves time and facilitates message sharing with features like email forwarding and Voice SMS," said Jim Mains, Senior Vice President of Global Products and Programs, Smith Micro Software. "Through the convenient in-app purchase of Voicemail-to-Text transcription, Smith Micro helps turn voicemail from a cost center into a revenue generator."
The Visual Voicemail solution is a component of Smith Micro's Mobile Experience Platform that helps mobile operators, device manufacturers and enterprises simplify and enhance the mobile experience while optimizing network and device resources. Visual Voicemail powers more than 17 million subscriber devices and delivers more than 4 billion voicemail messages annually. For more information, view a recorded webinar entitled, "Bringing Sexy Back to Voicemail."