Today at CTIA Wireless 2009 Communology announced that T-Mobile in Germany is the first customer to sign on to using their LiveMedia Visual Voicemail product. The German mobile communications company has developed a voicemail product modelled after Appleâ€™s visual voicemail on their iPhone.
LiveMedia Visual Voicemail will first be available on a variety of smartphones sporting the Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile operating systems. â€œMobile communications companies all over the world have shown considerable interest in visual voice mail and theyâ€™re looking for solutions that will enable them to deliver VVM services to a broad subscriber base,â€ says Communology CEO Thomas Kaehler.
Visual Voicemail (VVM) transforms voice messaging to a data service. It redefines how users access their voice mail messages. Instead of calling into a mailbox and going through the audio menu, VVM guides the user through an easy-to-use visual interface to listen to and manage messages right on their phone. They can also return the calls with a push of a button. The primary difference in the visual version of voice mail is that voice messages arenâ€™t stored in an external server. Theyâ€™re delivered to and stored on the phone via a push service using compressed files.
T-Mobile will roll out the VVM service to both prepaid and postpaid German subscribers on several Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry phones early this summer.