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SpinVox converts voice mail to text
Monday, September 21, 2009
Say you’re in a boardroom meeting but need to glance at your BlackBerry in case an important email requires your attention. But what happens if it’s a voice mail message? Now you’ll be able to read that, too.
SpinVox is a handy voice mail-to-text service that saves you time because there's no need to dial in to pick up your voice mail. So when someone important calls and you can't answer, you'll know right away what the call is about.
An accurate transcript of the voice mail message is sent to your mobile phone automatically. You can simply read the message, no matter where you are. If you need to jump into action, you can forward the text message on.
SpinVox also includes the number of the caller, so as long as it was sent from a mobile phone, you can press a button to text a note back immediately. Another advantage: when listening to a voice mail message, you might need to write down a phone number or other information. With SpinVox, it's all done for you when transcribed into text. You can just click on the phone number provided to call back.
Another scenario might be a noisy club or restaurant, where it's easier to read a message rather than listen to one. The caller just leaves a voice mail message as if they would regularly, but you get a text transcription of the recording. Nothing is different on their end.
Check your carrier for pricing details, but more info on its features is available at SpinVox.
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