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™ !
Scribe™ 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.
My intentions regarding my recent excitable outbursts on various social media sites have been to create the element of anticipation, wonder, and perhaps even mild confusion. I do believe that I have succeeded – if not on the excitement front then at least on confusing a great deal of people. Either way, you are all interested.
The good news is that I have not lead you all astray, and there is actually something worth your time behind all this build-up.
I present to you the HulloMail H-Factor Christmas Singing Competition!
I know what you’re thinking. “What a long-winded title…” Well to be perfectly honest with you it is simply known as ‘The H-Factor’, but some room has to be made for description. I would like to stress that The H-Factor is nothing like The X-Factor – at least not in the sense of name, nor the sense of employing a rather [incredibly] intimidating [deluded] judging panel. This is merely for some festive fun! There will be no real ‘judgement’ beyond that of deciding which entrant wins the prize.
Oh, did I forget to mention what the prize is? It’s an iPad 2 WiFi, you know, no big deal …
This is, after all, a Christmas competition – therefore all you have to do is send us your best renditions of your favourite Christmas carols, sung by you, via Hullo message!
The competition begins today and will finish at midnight (GMT) on the 3rd of January 2012, so you’ll need to warm up those vocal cords and get singing sharpish! Your recording can be one of yourself, a friend or family member, your children, a hobo on the street – anyone you like! Whoever has the best entry will win an iPad 2 Wifi plus a free subscription to HulloMail SmartVoicemail for one year – two runners up will also win a years’ subscription each.
The winner and the runners up will have their entries posted on the HulloMail Facebook page, for everyone to hear! What are you waiting for? A bus? NO. So get singing!
UK & USA residents can send Hullos here: 7777888999
Ireland residents can send Hullos here: 777888999
Alternatively, everyone can send their Hullos to this email address: email@example.com
Just to make your lives that bit easier. You’re welcome, you don’t have to thank me *grins in a smug manner*
If you feel you need a reminder as to how Hullo messaging works, do not fear young squire, simply visit our website for help: http://hullomail.com/uk/sendhullos.html
After reading the high-profile reports regarding the various phone-hacking cases, we wanted to provide a service which would give you total confidence in the security of your voicemail account.
The reason phone-hacking is possible is that voicemail services make it really easy for you to call and retrieve messages with no security measures. Unfortunately it is straightforward for unscrupulous individuals to “spoof” caller phone numbers and therefore gain access to voicemail
Today we’ve launched a new version of our SmartVoicemail™ service designed to provide protection against unauthorised and undetected access to private voice messages.
For our iPhone and Android paid users, BB coming soon; we’ve launched new app versions including a new feature set called Access Control
Access Control allows you to block all ‘call-in access’ to your account so messages are only retrieved from within the HulloMail app and email. Additionally, you may opt to receive a notification each time your messages are accessed, providing a complete audit trail and peace of mind. You also have the option to switch-off online access to messages via your ‘My HulloMail’ portal.
As we offer call access as a back up mechanism, we will be enforcing PIN entry as a default setting for those of you wishing to dial-in to access voice messages
This is what it looks like on the iPhone 2.1.0 and Android 3.5.0:
If you do however regularly call in we appreciate that PIN entry can be annoying. As a HulloMail Paid user you can disable PIN using Access Control but we recommend you then enable access detection by setting Access Notification to ON.
Further FAQ’s can be found here.
I believe our Access Control feature set is simply unequalled by the mobile network operators and other third party voicemail providers.
Please take the time to set your call access PIN in the coming days…
Andy Munarriz founder & CEO
We’ve extended the launch of the our new Individual Greetings feature to our award-winning iPhone application. As with our Android and BlackBerry apps this feature allows you to record different greetings for different contacts in your address book. You can record as many as you like. If you want a different greeting for your Mum, one for your Dad, another for your boss or something special for your partner this is the feature for you.
Setting up greetings is quick and easy – simply download and register for HulloMail, select Settings in the app, press Voicemail and select Greetings – here you will see the Individual Greetings option where you can record, assign and manage your multiple greetings. Individual greetings from the message detail screen is available now from on the Android app and is coming soon to iPhone and BlackBerry making it even easier to personalise your greetings.
We’ve created these videos so you can see exactly how this new features works on your phone:
Along with Individual greetings the paid-for iPhone application offers visual voicemail, no advertising, Hullos and longer voicemails, of up to 5 minutes. More features are coming soon so take advantage of the introductory prices today.
Today we’ve launched a brand new individual greeting feature on our SmartVoicemail™ apps, giving you the freedom to record and assign personalised greetings to an unlimited number of specific contacts; perfect if you want work colleagues to get different greetings to your friends and family.
This new feature, initially available on the paid-for Android and BlackBerry apps in the UK, US and Ireland, will soon be available for the iPhone app in May 2011.
We’re proud to be the first provider to offer a personalised caller-based greeting feature for BlackBerry and Android devices in the UK.
Andy, the Boss, said, “Whilst a voicemail greeting of ‘Wassup!’ might be right for your friends, it’s not necessarily going to be well received by your boss or an important client! Now, our HulloMail SmartVoicemail™ apps allow you to set an individual greeting for any contact, providing a personalised touch for anyone choosing to leave you a voicemail.”
This new individual greeting feature is simple to use: via the app, subscribers simply record a greeting and assign it to a chosen contact in their address book. This can be done for an unlimited number of contacts and is easy to update at any time. In addition, we’ve extended the length of voicemail messages for all our apps, meaning messages of up to five minutes can now also be left.
Andy added: “This new feature provides a great way to pass on an important message to someone, even if you are unable to speak with them directly at the time they call. For your Mum, you can say ‘Hey Mum, I’ll meet you at the cafe at 11am, seeya!’ and for a client, you can record ‘Hi Mike, I’m in a meeting right now and so will return your call this afternoon, many thanks’. It’s an easy way to deliver a highly personalised message, at no extra cost.”
This feature is available on the paid-for Android and BlackBerry apps which you can download from the app stores for an introductory fee of £3.99 in the UK, €5.49 in Ireland and $6.99 in the USA.