Viaero’s Android Smartphones Will Have App Preloaded
IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2011 – YouMail (http://www.youmail.com), a leading provider of cloud-based, enhanced telecommunication services, announced today that the company’s popular Visual Voicemail Plus application will now be available for free to all Viaero Wireless subscribers. The feature-rich voicemail application will be preloaded on the regional wireless carrier’s Android smartphones, and Viaero’s iPhone and BlackBerry users can now download the app directly from respective app stores.
“Like most carriers, Viaero Wireless is seeing its customers move to smartphones,” said Mike Felicissimo, executive vice president of Viaero Wireless which serves territories in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. “With YouMail, Viaero can offer its smartphone customers a state-of-the-art visual voicemail service without having to deal with time and expense of integrating new equipment into its network operations.”
YouMail CEO Alex Quilici said this distribution agreement presents his company with an opportunity to further showcase its popular, free visual voicemail app to consumers. Quilici said YouMail also stands to gain more users of its premium offerings through an easy, one-click upgrade process that simply appears on a user’s wireless bill and does not require the entry of credit card information.
The development with Viaero Wireless comes on the heels of an announcement earlier in November where YouMail revealed that since its February 2009 launch the Visual Voicemail Plus app had been downloaded more than three million times. Additionally, the company can now boast having had 75 million distinct callers interact with the company’s service at one point or another.
YouMail’s Visual Voicemail application has numerous innovative and popular features, including:
- Visual Caller ID, which visually identifies most callers with an appropriate image (such as a Facebook photo) and name, even when they’re not in a user’s address book.
- Smart Greetings, which automatically greets callers by name, with little or no setup.
- Simple Sharing, which allows users to post interesting voicemails to Facebook and Twitter in just a few clicks, from anywhere.
- Any Device Access, which lets users pick up their mobile voicemail on phones, tablets, computers, or even through e-mail or txt messages.
YouMail, which can be downloaded for free by smartphone owners on major U.S. wireless carriers, currently supports applications for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices, as well as third-party applications developed for other mobile operating systems such as Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 6.5 and WebOS.
“We’re finding that more and more carriers are distributing YouMail to their users in lieu of trying to build or integrate their own next generation voicemail experiences,” Quilici said. “We see YouMail as the future of enhanced telecommunications services, like voicemail, where those services are moved out of the network and into the cloud, made social, optimized for smartphones, and are made available through a freemium model.”
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YouMail, Inc., is the leading provider of cloud-based enhanced telecommunication services. YouMail’s completely free flagship Visual Voicemail Plus application offers a true multi-platform, unified and social voicemail experience for its users on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, WebOS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5 platforms, and is being increasingly adopted by consumers and by carriers as either the default or recommended voicemail service. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., YouMail is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, the Tech Coast Angels, the Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund, Siemer Ventures, and the CrunchFund.
Additional information can be found by visiting the YouMail website at http://www.youmail.com/ .
About Viaero Wireless
Viaero Wireless, a wireless phone company based in Fort Morgan, Colorado with retail locations in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska, offers competitive nationwide plans for residential and business customers in four states. Viaero Wireless enables customers in its rural coverage areas to access voice, data and messaging services, utilizing a variety of leading technology devices, across the world. For more information, visit http://www.viaero.com .