SpinVox, a voice to content messaging provider, is launching VoxLinks, a new visible feature which will give one-click access to a range of messaging services and extend the SpinVox experience to millions more users.
SpinVox subscribers who receive a voicemail message converted to text can now talk-a-text reply back to the person who left them a message, even if the original caller is not a SpinVox subscriber.
SpinVox converted voicemails will have two VoxLinks at the bottom of the SMS message. To speak a reply, all users need to do is click on the ‘Reply’ VoxLink. When the recipient receives the spoken text message, they too will be given the option of clicking on a ‘Reply’ Voxlink to speak a text response, enabling a continuous conversation through an efficient, quick and simple messaging path.
If for any reason the recipient wishes to listen to their voicemail messages, all they need to do is click on the second VoxLink labelled ‘Listen’ to hear the audio instantly, eradicating the lengthy process of having to dial into voicemail.
The new service, which is being launched initially to the SpinVox subscriber base in Europe, will be a boon to millions of texters as it is rolled out around the globe during 2009 and is a bold strategic move for the company, explains Christina Domecq, CEO and co-founder at SpinVox.
“Text messaging continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with 2.5 trillion texts sent in 2008 [according to Gartner] but many people find thumb-typing a text cumbersome,” she said.
“Strategically, VoxLinks gets the SpinVox experience to millions more people who will appreciate that it is seven times quicker to read a converted message than it is to dial-in and listen to it via traditional voicemail and that speaking a text is seven times faster than typing one. I can see the day when thumb-typing a text is a thing of the past,” continues Domecq.
Once messages are received as text it allows the information to be stored, forwarded or edited, eliminating the need to find a pen and paper to write down the information.
VoxLinks is integrated into the converted message so there is nothing to download. SpinVox plans to introduce new VoxLinks features and services in the coming months to continue to enhance the user experience.
People speaking a text reply via SpinVox VoxLinks will pay their standard call charge. There will be no additional charge for the convenience of the voice to text conversion by SpinVox.