Service delivers email by voice.
June 21, 2007 -
With Voice on the Go(TM) Service, subscribers can use their voice to gain hands-free and eyes-free access to email, calendars, contacts, and other content, from any cell phone, BlackBerry® smartphone, or other PDA. Service can be activated with no voice training, special hardware, or software to download. Enterprise version provides secure voice access to corporate email for companies, government, and other organizations.
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|Original Press release |
Voice on the Go
20 Amber Street, Suite 207
Markham, Ontario, , L3R 5P4
Voice on the Go Introduces Email by Voice - Hands-Free & Eyes-Free, Safely While Driving
TORONTO, Canada, May 29/- Simply Dial in and Hear Your Email
Voice on the Go Inc., provider of mobile voice solutions, today announced the availability of its new innovative Voice on the Go(TM) service for consumers and enterprises globally. Subscribers can now use their voice to gain hands-free and eyes-free access to their email, calendars, contacts and other content, from any cell phone, BlackBerry(R) smartphone, or other Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) - safely while driving, or at any other time. Voice on the Go also allows people with visual impairments or physical challenges to access their email.
Voice on the Go allows subscribers to conveniently dial in and listen to their email and use their voice to manage their email and calendar, as well as search contacts by name or company and place calls:
- Listen to email summary ("You have 1 unread email. Email number 1 from Richard Roberts. Subject is: Lunch. Received today at 9:53 a.m."
- Listen to email details ("Looking forward to lunch today. Where do you want to go? Richard.")
- Compose, delete, & reply to your email ("Reply: Coffee for our 3 o'clock today? Let me know. Send.")
- Review calendar and create new appointments ("Create Appointment: June 19th 9:00 AM Sales Meeting; Discuss tradeshow next month. Save appointment."
- Search contacts & place calls ("Call Mobile")
- Dial a number ("Call Number: 1-888-555-1234")
"By using Voice on the Go, subscribers can easily access their email and other content anywhere, anytime and comply with growing legislation that prohibits people from holding a cell phone while driving," said Simon Arnison, President & CEO, Voice on the Go. "'Hands-free' laws are pervasive worldwide. Over 50 countries have hands-free legislation in place, including Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand as well as a growing number of states and cities in the United States including New York, New Jersey, California and Washington DC.
Recently, legislation has been enacted prohibiting text messaging while driving."
Voice on the Go works with any phone or BlackBerry smartphone on any network and supports most popular email services. Voice on the Go can be activated quickly with no voice training, special hardware or software to download. Voice on the Go is available via local access numbers across the United States and Canada and in selected European cities. The Enterprise version provides secure voice access to corporate email for companies, government and other organizations. Voice on the Go is also available to
telecommunications carriers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.voiceonthego.com or call +1-877-977-0555 for more information or to sign-up for a 30-day free trial.
About Voice on the Go
Voice on the Go provides mobile subscribers with access to email, contacts, calendar and other content by voice at any time, on any cell phone, BlackBerry(R) smartphone, or other PDA. It enables subscribers to listen to, compose, reply and forward their email all by voice - hands-free and eyes-free safely while driving, or any other time. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has an addressable market of more than two billion mobile subscribers worldwide(1). Voice on the Go serves this
marketplace with all existing handsets. It also serves the physically disabled and visually impaired.
Currently, 50 countries in the world have legislation that strictly prohibits usage of cell phones while driving unless usage is "hands-free". In the United States: New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington, DC have passed similar legislation while other states have bills pending.
Voice on the Go is available to consumer and enterprise customers, as well as telecommunications carriers and resellers worldwide in a number of languages including English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and German. For more information, visit www.voiceonthego.com.
(1) GSM Association, June 2006.
For further information: Faye Cameron, Marketing Director, Voice on the Go, +1-905-305-1355, firstname.lastname@example.org