Skype and SpinVox offer voicemail to text conversion

Posted on March 3, 2009. Filed under: Skype, Tech News | Tags: , , |

By Brad Linder

skype-voicemail-to-textSkype is launching a new feature that will let users convert voicemail messages to text which you can have sent to your phone via SMS. The company is working with SpinVox to offer the service.

The service will cost you. Prices run 25 cents per conversion in the US, which is about .20 Euros or £0.17 in the UK. And that doesn’t include the cost of sending the SMS.

Long messages won’t be fully converted. Instead you’ll receive a text message with the first part of the voicemail transcribed, and a note suggesting you login to Skype to listen to the full message. SpinVox can handle translations in English, French, German and Spanish.

Honestly, I’m not convinced I would pay for this service, but I’m also not often away from my computer for extended periods of time. So I can usually just login and check my voicemail if I miss a call. What do you think? Would you pay $0.25 per message to have your Skype voicemail transcribed and sent to your mobile phone?

Source: downloadsquad

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