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Thanks to a deal between Skype and SpinVox, Skype customers can now soon get their voicemail messages converted to text and sent to their mobile phones via SMS. The service launches soon today, and will be available in English, Spanish, French and German. This one seems […]

Thanks to a deal between Skype and SpinVox, Skype customers can now soon get their voicemail messages converted to text and sent to their mobile phones via SMS. The service launches soon today, and will be available in English, Spanish, French and German. This one seems to useful enough add for me to consider the Skype voicemail. It would be ideal if SpinVox worked with my favorite VoIP service, The Gizmo Project.

Updated: SpinVox was too eager to send out a press release, to create the hype, even though the service isn’t launching anytime soon. Not till end of the year. Anyway, this is the kind of poorly worded press release that ticks me off, and perhaps from this point forward, I am go over everything SpinVox says with a fine tooth comb.

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  1. SpinVox launches Speech-to-Text for Skype voicemail

    Reason number 42 to use Skype even more: your Skype voicemails can now be converted to text and sent to you via SMS thanks to a deal with SpinVox. The just announced service (PDF) will initially launch in English, Spanish, French and German; there’s n…

  2. I wonder how well this works, I have callwave service which does something similar for voicemmail to text but its hit or miss on accuracy……

  3. The Unknown Founder Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    I just took a look at “The Gizmo Project”

    Are you or anyone reading this comment aware of anything like this that has a more advance voicemail system? Something along the lines of “press 1 for sales, 2 for tech support, etc.”

    I’m looking of a solution for a small business and a single voice mail box appears cheesy to the client calling in.

  4. A cool feature, yes, but Skype’s (and parent eBay’s) history of applying sudden, substantial price increases will slow people’s adoption of its fee-based features.

  5. SpinVox Service Soon Available on Skype Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    [...] gives some semblance of mobile access to Skype for the recipient, and keeps them from missing too many messages. SpinVox’s service is currently available in English, German, Spanish and [...]

  6. Any word on pricing for the feature?
    Flat monthly rate? Per message?

  7. proxieslist.net Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    [...] gives some semblance of mobile access to Skype for the recipient, and keeps them from missing too many messages. SpinVox’s service is currently available in English, German, Spanish and [...]

  8. I hope none of your friends leave long winded voicemails…with 160 characters at a time even a relatively short 20-30 second message could become a half dozen SMS messages!

  9. I don’t want it by SMS – email is fine.

  10. SMS Text News » Spinvox to launch for Skype Voicemail Thursday, August 2, 2007

    [...] GigaOM Have Skype SMS your Voicemail text: By Late 2007 « Thanks to a deal between Skype and SpinVox, Skype customers can soon get their voicemail messages [...]

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