Voicemail is one of those applications that the leading mobile service providers in the world had started with great expectations but the results that came out after the launch of this feature turned out to be on the contrary while most of the people refrained from using the service those who did actually found it pretty complicated. For those who are still Greek to the voicemail service- Voicemail is a centralized system of stored telephone messages that can be retrieved by the recipient at a later time.
The term is also used more broadly to denote any system of conveying a stored telecommunications voice message, including using an answering machine. Most cell phones have voicemail as a basic feature, and many land line phones and corporate PBXs have their own voicemail options. The service currently stands on its last leg and it seems that has been left outdated in an industry in which the technology moves on with a mad rate.
But wait it is not that late too, Blackberry the premiere brand of the Canada based Research in Motion mobile company has launched an app that seems to be revitalizing the old and almost dead service. The app is called Hullomail and provides what it calls the visual voicemail app. HulloMail’s taken a rather interesting route with their service; unlike the standard voicemail system and competing services, all voice messages are stored by the user – or, at least, the user’s email service. After signing up with HulloMail, the user configures their number (either on the handset or through their carrier, depending on both) to forward to HulloMail whenever a call goes unanswered. After a caller records their voice message, HulloMail encodes it into an MP3, tucks it into an e-mail, and sends it off to the user’s e-mail inbox. The strength of this approach is two-fold: it works on just about any handset that can receive e-mail and play audio files, and it makes sharing drunken voicemails with all of your friends a matter of hitting the “Forward” button.
The HulloMail app prevents the clogging up of your inbox which otherwise would be present in your inbox. Beyond that, it’s all polish: automatic contact sync (both Google Contacts and those locally stored on your BlackBerry), one-click callback, and greeting customization to name some of it. In addition to all these features you’ll also get quick access to media playback, speaker control for added privacy, call return and the ability to easily change your greetings and settings. How’s that?
Both the HulloMail service and application are free of charge – the company plans to make money with premium services at a later date. The app, compatible with the BlackBerry Tour, 8900, and Bold, should be available shortly at hullomail.com, and will roll out onto the BlackBerry App World shortly thereafter. However it is noteworthy that HulloMail is not supported on the Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile networks in the UK.
So there you go guys, Voicemail is not that problematic anymore, atleast not for the Blackberrians I guess!!
HulloMail BlackBerry App – Tutorial Videos:
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Watch how easy it is to send a Hullo from your BlackBerry