GotVoice launches G2 to rival SpinVox

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GotVoice have gone live with it’s next-generation voicemail transcription service, “G2”, this week. The service is to be made available shortly to existing GotVoice subscribers — plus the company’s customers.

G2 wasn’t knocked up in a few minutes. It’s carrier-grade, scalable and plug’n’playable into carrier networks as required. GotVoice are offering integration via API, white label and hosted solutions and they’re clearly looking for carriers and organisations with large subscriber bases to work with.

It sounds more or less identical to SpinVox’s voice-to-text service; G2 delivers voicemails via both text (email/sms) and audio files. There are a few notable differences, including the unlimited archival of all voicemails on GotVoice.com and unlimited custom voicemail greetings. I like the idea of being able to login and query my voicemails from anywhere on the planet. The pricing also looks pretty competitive. Here’s the $9.95/month deal:

40 Voicemails converted to text per month
Overages of $0.25/voicemail (turned off as default)
Unlimited MP3’s of your voicemails sent to email
Unlimited Archive of your voicemails on GotVoice.com
Unlimited Custom Voicemail Greetings
200 Outbound Broadcast & Silent Delivery calls per month
GotVoice Premium is only $9.95 per month after the 14 Day Free trial.

I tried signing up and the form is configured for US numbers only, ergo I infer that it’s a US-only service at the moment, though I imagine it wouldn’t take much to connect the service to work for the UK and beyond.

GotVoice got $3m first round funding in late 2006. One to add to the watch list.

By Ewan

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3 replies on “GotVoice launches G2 to rival SpinVox”

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How long can the recorded message be?
Can I avoid ringing the phone and delivering to them when they pick up live?
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Is there any way to automate, such as a bad number is deleted or marked not to be phoned in the future?
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I want to record one message and send it to 200 phone numbers slipping it in their mail box silently.
How long can the recorded message be?
Can I avoid ringing the phone and delivering to them when they pick up live?
What report will I receive? wrong number, busy, somehow unhappy, etc.
Is there any way to automate, such as a bad number is deleted or marked not to be phoned in the future?
I expect to repeat the process monthly. I also plan to send them a short email (which I told them about in the voice mail) telling more about my proposition and inviting them to click on a link to go learn more at my blog. Do you also send email?

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