Alltel Wireless and SpinVox today launched a new service called Voice2TXT. The launch makes Alltel Wireless the first wireless carrier to offer its customers the ability to receive voicemails in text form. Here is the announcement:
"Voice2TXT is available on any Alltel Wireless SMS text message capable phone and quickly converts incoming voicemails to text messages in the customer's inbox. This innovative service allows the user to discretely respond to voicemails in any setting without having to dial and listen to voicemail messages. Voice2TXT also allows customers to store and forward converted voicemails as regular text messages as well as retrieve the original voicemail should they choose to do so.
?Our customers will appreciate the fact that they no longer have to wait for the opportune time to listen to a voicemail" said Craig Kirkland, director of messaging and voice services for Alltel Wireless. "With Voice2TXT, our customers have an easier way to manage their voicemails via text messages when they are in a meeting, on the go or anyplace where they cannot or do not wish to use traditional voicemail."
?SpinVox?s Voicemail-to-Text technology gives Alltel customers the opportunity to enjoy a real visual voicemail experience from coast to coast,? said Christina Domecq, co-founder and CEO of SpinVox. ?As the first major innovation in voicemail in decades, Voice2TXT as delivered by SpinVox eliminates the frustrations with dialing into voicemail by offering a discreet, efficient alternative ? eliminating the need to search for a pen to write down the details of a message or navigate through a voicemail service.?
The service is available in a variety of pricing options: $4.99 per month for 20 voicemail conversions (each additional is 25 cents); $9.99 per month for 50 conversions (each additional is 20 cents); and $19.99 per month for 100 conversions (each additional is 10 cents). For more information on this innovative new feature, please visit www.alltel.com/voice2txt.
Alltel Wireless also offers features including "My Circle,? allowing customers to choose who they call for free ? any 10 numbers, any network; and Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their rate plan any time, without extending their contract.
Alltel is owner and operator of the nation?s largest wireless network and has more than 12 million customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com "