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Youmail Announces Social Voicemail

January 17, 2011 - Written By Chris Yackulic

You mail, through a press release, has announce that they will be updating their free Android Visual Voicemail Plus, giving it a social voicemail. Social voicemail means that voicemails now can be intergrated to your social life through the wonder of the Internet. You can easily share it with a friend via text messages or emails and if you feel like it,  post it to Facebook or twitter. The new version for Android (18.2) will includes

  • Simple Sharing. With just a couple of clicks, users can now easily post voicemail on their Facebook wall, and tweet voicemails using existing Android twitter clients, like HTC’s Peep.
  • Smart Reply. YouMail automatically maps incoming phone numbers to e-mail addresses, so users can easily reply to an incoming voicemail with an e-mail or text message, either directly through the YouMail client itself, or through other messaging clients like Gmail – with the reply automatically including a link to the original voicemail to provide context.
  • Expanded Caller ID. Whenever a caller leaves a message, YouMail now pulls and displays incoming caller photos from the phone’s address book and the user’s Facebook account – giving users truly visual voicemail. YouMail also provides the caller’s city and state, in addition to their phone number and name.

The app is available to post-paid users in the USA either on AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  It also can be used with your internet service calls like Google Voice, MagicJack, OOMA, and Vonage. Check out the full press release below.

YouMail Launches Android Update with “Social Voicemail”

YouMail’s Digital Secretary Service Makes It Easy To Share Voicemail On The Go

IRVINE, CA–(January 11, 2010)–YouMail Inc. (www.youmail.com) today announced an update to its free Android Visual Voicemail Plus application that unlocks voicemail and makes it social. The
application now allows users to easily share voicemail not only through
e-mail or text messages, but also by posting them directly to Facebook
and Twitter. These new social features make YouMail the most comprehensive and feature-rich visual voicemail service anywhere.

YouMail’s new update for Android (Version 1.8.2) includes:

  • Simple Sharing.
  • With just a couple of clicks, users can now easily post voicemail on their
    Facebook wall, and tweet voicemails using existing Android twitter
    clients, like HTC’s Peep.

  • Smart Reply.
  • YouMail automatically maps incoming phone numbers to e-mail addresses, so users
    can easily reply to an incoming voicemail with an e-mail or text
    message, either directly through the YouMail client itself, or through
    other messaging clients like Gmail – with the reply automatically
    including a link to the original voicemail to provide context.

  • Expanded Caller ID.
  • Whenever a caller leaves a message, YouMail now pulls and displays incoming
    caller photos from the phone’s address book and the user’s Facebook
    account – giving users truly visual voicemail. YouMail also provides the caller’s city and state, in addition to their phone number and name.

The average U.S. YouMail user
receives 50 or more calls each month they are unwilling or unable to
answer. YouMail’s free service allows voicemail to be easily accessed,
managed, and shared from any smart phone, tablet or web connection.
Voicemail sharing allows users to instantly and effortlessly transfer
messages to colleagues, friends, or family – addressing one of YouMail’s
most common feature requests.

“YouMail
is leading the way in integrating voicemail into the age of social
media,” commented CEO Alex Quilici. “Voicemail is migrating from a
standalone experience into one that’s social and intertwined with the
rest of a consumer’s daily communications.”

YouMail
is available to post-paid mobile users in the US on all major carriers
including AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
YouMail can also be used to unify a user’s mobile voicemail with their
voice messages from VOIP service providers such as Google Voice,
MagicJack, OOMA, and Vonage.

About YouMail
YouMail, Inc. is a leading provider of communication applications and services for smart phones. These
applications and services are built on YouMail’s proprietary, massively
scalable, hosted communication platform and APIs that speed mobile
development. YouMail’s Visual Voicemail Plus is the
company’s flagship, a state-of-the-art mobile voicemail service, with
applications available for the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and
Windows Phone 7 platforms. The free service provides a
true multi-platform, unified voicemail experience for its users, and a
compelling experience for its callers, through unique features like
smart greetings, its greetings community, and personalized greetings. YouMail
is being increasingly adopted not only by consumers, with well over one
million registered users, but also by carriers as their default or
recommended voicemail. YouMail is headquartered in Aliso
Viejo, California, and backed by Vantage Point Venture Partners and
Tech Coast Angels. To learn more or sign up for YouMail’s free service,
please visit http://www.youmail.com or download the YouMail application from AppWorld, iTunes, or Android Market.