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YouMail Makes Visual Voicemail Truly VisualIndustry-First Solution Leverages Its User Base to Visually Identify Callers, Thwart Scammers and Minimize Wasted Time (September 07, 2011)
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/11 -- Mobile phone users share a common problem: voicemails or hang-ups from callers whose numbers aren't in their phone's address book. That makes it difficult for users to decide which messages are important and worth playing, and which messages are unimportant or might be scams or come from stalkers, even if they have a visual voicemail service.
YouMail, Inc. (www.youmail.com) today announced that it is addressing the problem of knowing exactly who those missed callers are by extending its popular Visual Voicemail Plus service with a new, free feature, Visual Caller ID. Visual Caller ID visually identifies missed callers with a name, a representative image and city/state information, even when the calling number is not found in the user's address book.
No longer do mobile phone users need to wonder who left them a message. YouMail's Visual Caller ID automatically determines the appropriate name and image to use to visually identify callers. It works by leveraging YouMail's community of more than 2 million users, their connections in social networks such as Facebook and YouMail's proprietary technology.
This combination enables users to know exactly who left the message and the most likely correct name. Visual Caller ID also provides an appropriate image, whether it's a Facebook photo, a business logo or an image commonly associated with the caller or their location. Visual Caller ID does this while preserving the privacy of that information, never exposing individual address book entries or other personal information to others.
"Visual voicemail has been a misnomer," said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. "YouMail is the first voicemail service to visually identify who that missed call or voicemail was really from. This makes it even faster to get through one's voicemail and avoid guesswork, while decreasing lost productivity and vulnerability to scams."
YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus with Visual Caller ID is available for free on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones, as well as the iPad and Android tablets.
For more information about YouMail and its services, visit http://www.youmail.com.
Founded in 2007, YouMail, Inc. invents mobile applications and services that radically simplify how people connect and communicate. Its flagship product, YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus, changed voicemail from a painful experience into a powerful tool to manage the plethora of people vying for your time and attention. Available as a free download from App Stores, YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus is available for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Web OS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5 smartphones. With over two million registered users, YouMail's Visual Voicemail Plus has handled over one billion missed calls, and is increasingly being adopted by carriers as the default or recommended voicemail service.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., YouMail is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels.
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