YouMail 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, or forward messages on to other people, or reply via SMS without ever having to dial into their voicemail service. Here is more info:
To begin accessing YouMail's visual voicemail service, users visit and log in to http://youmail.com with their YouMail user ID and password from your cell phone browser. The user can then easily bookmark the site from their smartphone home screen for easy one-click access in the future. Visual voicemail from YouMail allows users to easily view, listen 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 the user never has to call their mailbox.
YouMail?s new visual voicemail service is available on nearly all smartphones including devices manufactured by RIM, Motorola, Palm, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Samsung and Nokia. The service can even be used on iPhones and iPod Touch devices.
YouMail offers the ultimate flexibility for accessing voicemail with three useful options: email, on the web, or over the phone. In addition, users have the ability to receive transcriptions of the voicemails sent in e-mail or text messages. YouMail is the only service currently available that allows users to choose which greetings a caller hears based on caller ID - 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, easily saving them forever and effortlessly sharing them using popular sites like MySpace, Facebook, Digg and Del.icio.us.