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Boost Mobile to Offer Smith Micro’s Visual Voicemail Starting on May 31st

by Mark Hearn | May 16, 2012May 16, 2012 8:00 pm PST

HTC EVO Design 4G

We’d hate to sound so cliché but it looks like Boost Mobile is about to get another Boost. The Sprint powered MVNO is already slated to enter the realm of 4G later this month and we can now add visual voicemail to the prepaid carrier’s no so distant future. Earlier today, Smith Micro announced that it will be partnering with Boost Mobile to bring its visual voicemail services the carrier starting with HTC’s EVO Design 4G on May 31st. Boost customers will also have the option of adding Smith Micro’s ‘Voicemail-to-Text,” which transcribes voice messages to nifty text messages for an additional $1.99 per month.

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Smith Micro and Boost Mobile Deliver Feature-Rich Visual Voicemail Experience

Users Can Manage Voicemail Like Email with Text Transcription Option

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced that its Visual Voicemail platform will be available to Boost Mobile subscribers on May 31 with the launch of the no-contract wireless provider’s first 4G Android device, the HTC EVO Design 4G™. With Visual Voicemail, voicemail messages are managed like email, allowing users to scroll through and listen to messages in any order, forward or reply to messages via email or text, and save messages directly onto the memory card of their mobile device. Voicemail-to-Text transcription will also be offered for a monthly fee.

“Using our Visual Voicemail platform, Boost Mobile can offer their subscribers a more convenient, flexible way to manage their voicemail inbox that saves time and facilitates message sharing with features like email forwarding and Voice SMS”

With Voicemail-to-Text transcription, Smith Micro simplifies the process of checking voicemail by converting the voice message into text and delivering the message to the mobile device or email inbox of Boost Mobile subscribers. Using this optional service, subscribers can read voicemail messages at school, at a concert, in a meeting, or anywhere that listening is inconvenient. Boost Mobile customers with the HTC EVO Design will have access to Visual Voicemail, and the optional Visual Voicemail-to-Text transcription service for $1.99 per month, with the launch of HTC EVO Design 4G on May 31.

“Using our Visual Voicemail platform, Boost Mobile can offer their subscribers a more convenient, flexible way to manage their voicemail inbox that saves time and facilitates message sharing with features like email forwarding and Voice SMS,” said Jim Mains, Senior Vice President of Global Products and Programs, Smith Micro Software. “Through the convenient in-app purchase of Voicemail-to-Text transcription, Smith Micro helps turn voicemail from a cost center into a revenue generator.”

The Visual Voicemail solution is a component of Smith Micro’s Mobile Experience Platform that helps mobile operators, device manufacturers and enterprises simplify and enhance the mobile experience while optimizing network and device resources. Visual Voicemail powers more than 17 million subscriber devices and delivers more than 4 billion voicemail messages annually. For more information, view a recorded webinar entitled, “Bringing Sexy Back to Voicemail.” [press_end]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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