New CommSuite enhancement provides convenient way to read voicemail messages for Spanish-speaking subscribers
ALISO VIEJO, CA – January 13, 2014 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced that its CommSuite® premium services platform now includes Spanish transcriptions in its Voicemail-to-Text service. The new feature has been launched on the Sprint network, allowing subscribers to read Spanish voicemail messages as text within the Sprint Visual Voicemail inbox.
CommSuite is a highly-scalable platform for premium voice and messaging services that allows wireless operators to offer reliable, convenient alternatives to over-the-top (OTT) applications. The English Voicemail-to-Text service has been deployed on the Sprint network since 2010, and now Sprint subscribers can receive messages transcribed into Spanish or English based on the language spoken by the caller. Using this service, subscribers can quickly read and reply to voicemail messages at a concert, in a meeting, at the movies, or anywhere listening is inconvenient.
“Our Voicemail-to-Text offering has been extremely popular with our subscribers, and we wanted to provide our Spanish-speaking customers a simpler, more flexible way to manage voicemail to better meet all mobile lifestyle needs,” said Kymber Umaña, Hispanic Marketing Manager, Sprint. “Partnering with Smith Micro on our Voicemail-to-Text service gives us the opportunity to offer another innovative service to our large Hispanic consumer base.”
“Transcribing voicemail to text is just one example of how CommSuite premium services can help operators better engage subscribers and compete with OTT apps. We’ve built in flexible ‘try-and-buy’ purchase options that drive remarkably high adoption, and our platform allows multiple monetization methods, such as inline advertising, rich content purchases, and more,” said Vinay Chandra, Senior Director of Product Management at Smith Micro. “Sprint has shown clear leadership in turning legacy voicemail into a modern and profitable premium messaging service. The new Spanish transcription feature will appeal to an even broader user base, and we are excited to launch the service on the Sprint network first.”
Sprint’s Voicemail-to-Text service is available on Android smartphones as well as a range of Windows 8 mobile phones. For more information about the CommSuite premium services platform, please visit CommSuite.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software provides solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information, visit smithmicro.com. (NASDAQ: SMSI)
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