Voice to content messaging provider SpinVox has made its services available to Skype voicemail users. Skyp is the first VoIP provider to use SpinVox.
SpinVox converts voice messages to text in English, Spanish, French or German. The messages are then sent by Skype as an SMS text directly to a designated mobile phone for the user to read.
Recipients of converted voicemail messages can listen to the full voice message by either signing into Skype or by calling their Skype To Go number. As well as being able to receive voicemail as text via SpinVox, Skype users may choose instead to receive voicemail notification via SMS or for free by email.
SpinVox co-founder and chief executive Christina Domecq (pictured) said: “Skype is the first internet communications software provider to deploy SpinVox, further reinforcing our position as the only provider of voice to text messaging services which are used daily by millions of people on five continents.
“Our user base has grown over twenty-fold in the last 12 months and bringing Skype’s voicemail subscribers on board will accelerate this trend.”
Each voicemail to text conversion on Skype will cost £0.17 plus the cost of sending an SMS at standard Skype rates. Additional SMS charges – a maximum of three – may apply depending on the length of the voicemail message.
All payments are made through Skype Credit. Users have a choice to set a limit on the number of voicemail conversions received per day and to receive messages from people only in their contact list to help them manage their Skype credit. An email notification will be sent if that limit is exceeded.