Get The Gist™

HulloMail promotes convenience. What with the sending, receiving and sharing of your voicemails being an instant process, would it be possible to make our app even better? After hearing the feedback from our loyal consumers, we came up with a solution to make the receiving and checking of voicemails an even simpler process. This is an exciting moment for us all, as we can now proudly introduce our new and long-anticipated transcription feature, Scribe™ !

ImageScribe™ is HulloMail’s new transcription service, which has a fun and interesting product under its name –  Get The Gist™, which transcribes the first 10 seconds of your voicemails, using only machines (yes no humans), to give you the gist of what the message is about, before you’ve even listened to it. Ten seconds may not sound like a lot, however it only takes a few words to express a message, so Get The Gist™ has you perfectly covered. Picture how useful this will be where it’s inconvenient to pick up the phone, have a glance at your received message and … get the gist of it! Simple.

Available only to subscribers, Scribe – Get The Gist™ can be purchased via the in-app store for £1.49 for up to 50 messages, over 30 days. That’s $1.99 in the US and €1.59 in Ireland. As with other transcription services, Scribe™ aims for the most accurate transcriptions possible, however external factors have an influence and may affect the transcription of messages – a bad phone line for example.

Enjoy the new feature! It’s going to completely change how you experience your voicemail service, in a totally awesome way.

Natalie Bell

  1. Ben
    May 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Hi Natalie, Get The Gist sounds good. I tried the in-app purchase but it wants £5.99 for a year’s subscirption. I presume that’s because I’m on the free version. Once I upgrade, do I then have to pay an additional £1.49 and then will that be £1.49 every 50 messages or 30 days (which ever happens first)? Just trying to get my head round it all. Is there a free trial or something I can use first to see what it’s like?

    • May 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      Hullo there Ben. You are correct, the transcription service is currently only available to people with a subscription to HulloMail (£5.99 for one year), and is priced at £1.49 for up to 50 messages over 30 days. However, we will likely be running promotions over the coming weeks where a free/cheap trial will be incorporated, so keep an eye out 🙂

  2. Nigel
    May 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    HI there. Just bought a subscription – I’m on the full version – and it works! But what happens after the first 50 messages over 30 days? I don’t understand the 30 day aspect. If you have more than 50 messages a month, as most do, what happens then? Do you just pay another £1.50 for the next 50, or does the Gisting just stop, until the next month?

    Thanks – Nigel

    • May 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Hullo there Nigel, glad to hear it’s working for you. If you have received your 50 messages before the 30 days are up, you will need to purchase Get The Gist™ again to continue using it for another 50 messages. 🙂

  3. peter
    May 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I personally don’t like the idea of expiring credit. I’d be prepared to pay more, say £2 for 50 messages credits that last longer.

    Also I can’t see any options to buy other than 1 year sub (Exp 01/2013) and 30 or 7 day SMS bundles.

    • May 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      Hullo there Peter. You will be seeing the option to buy a one year subscription because you need to be a HulloMail subscriber before you are able to purchase transcription, if you decide to subscribe, the option to purchase Scribe™ products will become available. 🙂

      Thank you for the feedback on pricing too, we greatly appreciate any ideas regarding how we could possibly improve our service.

      • Peter
        May 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

        I do, it expires in Jan, according to the in app store. And I can access the premium functions, personal greetings etc

      • peter
        May 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM

        Aparrently not available on Android until the 22nd

  4. peter
    May 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Works fairly well, a few mistakes but otherwise its ok

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