>A strange title for a blog post, I know and of course Enid Blyton was not a founder of HulloMail, although it sometimes feels like the Magic Faraway Tree in the office.
The inspiration for this post comes from a friend’s email following HulloMail’s inclusion in The Telegraph last week. He said that he was having trouble trying to explain to his five year old daughter why Enid Blyton can’t spell ‘Hello’ and this explanation prompts a thought of HulloMail every time, I’m thinking this explanation may be a daily occurrence!
The reason Ms. Blyton, by today’s standards, can’t spell ‘Hello’ is because her books pre date the standised spelling of the word. Hullo is an Old English word equivalent to modern hello.
We get asked, why Hullo? or what does Hullo mean? regularly, well now you know…
Of course during recent months we have expanded the definition of ‘Hullo’ and it can now also mean a short, voice message that you can send to your friends for free – they don’t even need to be HulloMail users as you can send a Hullo to any email address.
Tip: We find it helps with pronunciation if you say ‘Hullo’ with a Scottish accent but if accents aren’t your thing try a couple of whiskeys, and try again!
>We are really pleased, as people seem to be getting as excited about our service as we are, with this is mind we thought we would put together some of the great comments and reviews we have had about the service over recent months, enjoy!
“I just got done setting up Hullomail and surprisingly I like this app A LOT. Very easy to set up, very good graphics and shows a picture next to whoever left you a voice mail or a missed call and very fast at receiving voice mails unlike VVM from Verizon which sometimes took an Hour to come through!” – mjbesen310, CrackBerry Forums
“Hullomail is really good…even sends you an email with a link to listen to your voicemail as an mp3. Definitely recommend to anyone […]”- luckster28, Vodafone Forums
“The service is called Hullomail and it has been invaluable. It is a free of charge mobile service which enables recordings of voice mails to be emailed to my gmail or mobileme account. One of the best features is the ability to send a Hullo (voice mail) directly back to a person without having to phone them (Great just to reply to a question that needs more explaining than a txt). If you […] want visual voice mail download the app and register for the service.” – Kristian Toms
Some app store reviews:
“Just wanted to say thanks for making a brilliant app – I wasn’t getting any voicemail alerts through Vodafone and unbeknown to me I had 4 voicemail – one of them very important. HulloMail! works just great and I left a post on the Vodafone eForum to advise people how good it is.” – Chris, HulloMail user
“I just used your website steps to install hullomail onto my iphone 3gs. Simple, accurate, quick, easy – free. Well structured and thought out, pretty and it works superbly, quickly, no fuss. Great app and service thank you” – Neil, HulloMail user
“I have a BBTour and was disappointed it did not have visual voicemail…..Until I found this app. Its fabulous! It was a piece of cake to install and set up – I love it. A definite must have.” – BlackBerry user
“Miffed you don’t have visual voicemail on your iPhone? Get this. The email sync feature is great too – you receive an email with the voicemail message attached as a quicktime MP3 and, when you have read it, the corresponding message in the voicemail app is marked as read too. Don’t know what it’s like when roaming although they seem to have made provision for this.” jtorange, iPhone user
“Allows me to manage my voicemails with ease, brillant!” yppirtos, iPhone user
“Brilliant! I went from PhoneFusion to this as this one has push voicemail and displays them in my notification bar. This certainly rivals the iPhone.” Glenn, Android user
why not see if you agree with these reviews and try the service for yourself?
Download HulloMail for BlackBerry
Download HulloMail for iPhone
also available for the Android