Meet Travis, from Cincinnati, OH – our first US subscriber. We asked him a few questions about Android and HulloMail.
Why are you an Android user?
I love that it’s an open source project. It attracts a giving community.
Android’s powered by Google. Most of my apps are neatly integrated and safely backed up by them.
Why did you switch to HulloMail?
My previous voicemail solution, PhoneFusion, relied on SMS for voicemail alerts. I have a limited SMS plan. It sucked that I had to waste a SMS every time I got a voicemail. I am glad to see there are lots of other advantages to HulloMail too.
What are your favourite?
Voicemail goes immediately to my email inbox – it’s awesome! With my previous solution, there was like a 50mb limit and the messages lived on their server. With HulloMail my voicemail’s mine to keep!
I also like the flexibility of HulloMail. I don’t have to use the app to access my messages because I can check my email for them.
>Thanks to TRavis, Lisa, Matt and Colin in the USA.
Our sign up process in our Android client automatically sets call forwarding to HulloMail. We tested our sign up process. Man we paid some good cash to do it on Device Anywhere. It worked.
We then asked some good friends in the USA to test they all had probs with the call forwarding. Hmmm, it works in the UK and T-Mobile USA is a GSM Network and Device Anywhere in the USA is telling us it works.
Let face it this has to be ironic? The USSD on GSM we use in the UK is **004*xxxx. Not in the USA. On T-Mobile USA is *004*xxxx.
4th of July. Boston Tea Party – did someone try to rumble us 😉
Phew… Thanks guys for all your help….
T-Mobile was the only major UK network not to include diverts to geographic numbers in their inclusive minutes.
The operator’s customers were charged five pence per minute more to use HulloMail than they were to use T-Mobile’s traditional voice prompt system. Thanks to our customers’ lobbying, T-Mobile reduced their price – HulloMail’s service can now be included in bundled ‘free’ minutes.
Existing T-Mobile subscribers to our service without an 03 divert number should have already received an email with a new number – the rest of you don’t need to do a thing.
>The brand new version of our Android app goes live tomorrow. In addition to a slick new user interface, registration can now be done within the app making signing up to HulloMail even easier. Visit the Android Market to get your hands on it.