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Introducing VMS

posted Aug 14, 2011, 10:43 PM by Sunvir Gujral
Here is the problem:  not everyone you want to text pays attention to every text message they get.  Or maybe you want to text message a number and don't know if it can even receive text messages.  Or the person receiving the message might be driving and will not be able to read your text. Now we have a solution!

It's called VMS, short for Voice Message Service.  Just like SMS, it is meant for short one-way communication but it is done with voice rather than text.  And it is done by making a phone call to a phone and reading them your text message.  Soon enough, you will be able to record your voice and send it too, but for now, you just type in a message and send just like you would a normal SMS.  

You specify whether you want to allow the person receiving the message to be able to call you back, leave a voice message for you, or, and here is the best part, answer simple yes/no/maybe questions by just pressing keys on their phone keypad.  You get real-time updates as the person picks up their phone, leaves you a message, calls you back or responds to your questions.  That's it.

VMS messages cost the same as SMS/text messages on Call-Safely, so go ahead and use them whenever you need to.  More enhancements are coming soon, but keep the feedback coming.  We would love to hear how you are using VMS.