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Get The Gist provides users with a 10-second ‘snapshot’ of their voicemails in text format within the app

London, UK: 10 May 2012 - HulloMail™, providers of the award-winning voicemail mobile application for smartphones, has today incorporated a new voice-to-text transcription technology, Scribe™, into its SmartVoicemail™ mobile applications.

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Access Control hacking prevention tool, the first Scribe™ product, Get The Gist provides users with a 10-second ‘snapshot’ of their voicemails in text format within the app, therefore giving an indication of what the voicemail is about before playing back at a more convenient time.

The voicemail transcriptions are fully automated and use proven voice-to-text transcription technology that has been integrated in partnership with Nuance, a leader in voice and language solutions, including the Dragon Dictation application.

Get The Gist is today initially launching on HulloMail’s iPhone app, with the planned launch on its Android app scheduled within a matter of weeks.

Andy Munarriz, founder and CEO of HulloMail, commented on the launch; "Over several years we have been testing different ‘fully’-automated transcription services that have fallen short of the mark. However, in Nuance we have found a partner that provides a balance of accuracy and quality of service for a highly competitive rate. And because it’s fully automated, we have been able to keep the cost as low as possible for our subscribers. We will be evolving our transcription product range over the coming months, so watch this space for updates.”

John Pollard, vice president and general manager, voice-to-text services, Nuance Mobile said; "We’re very excited to work with HulloMail to bring innovations like Scribe to market. Consumers love the flexibility of being able to read their voicemails as text, and quickly decide whether to ignore, call back or simply respond with a text message. It’s voice messaging innovation that keeps people connected anywhere, anytime.”

Pricing and Availability:
The new Get The Gist service is initially available for iPhone users for a monthly subscription of £1.49GBP in the UK, $1.99USD in the USA and €1.59EUR in Ireland. This is for a maximum monthly allocation of 50 messages. The service will launch for Android devices soon – further details will follow shortly.

The full HulloMail SmartVoicemail™ apps are available to download from the iTunes store for iPhone, via Google Play for Android and the BlackBerry’s App World store for an annual fee of £5.99GBP UK, €5.99EUR in Europe and $5.99USD in the USA.

For more information regarding HulloMail, visit www.hullomail.com.

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Note to Editors:
To review the HulloMail apps, including the new Get The Gist service, email peppa@peptalkpr.co.uk.

About HulloMail™
Formed in 2008, HulloMail™, the voice-messaging innovator, offers UK, USA and Ireland-based consumers a smartphone-focused voicemail application and services.

HulloMail's apps provide a quick and easy way to manage, send, receive and share voicemails and the Hullo feature, supplies free*, instant voice messaging to mobile and email.

For more information, visit www.hullomail.com or www.twitter.com/hullomail.

* Mobile Operators may charge for sending a Hullo if a user exceeds their monthly data allowance or they are roaming. It is advisable for subscribers to check directly with their operator.

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Editor’s Contact:
Peppa Sheridan
Peptalk Communications
+44 (0)1787 313822
peppa@peptalkpr.co.uk

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