SOURCE: GotVoice

October 01, 2007 08:00 ET

GotVoice Joins BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program to Integrate Voicemail Transcription Services

GotVoice Launches Transcription Services for BlackBerry Smartphone Users Providing Voicemail to Text Transcription Services for Landline, Wireless and Business Phone Accounts

KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - GotVoice, Inc., the voice messaging company, today announced it has joined the BlackBerry® Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance Program, to further its service offering for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM) (TSX: RIM). Through the program, GotVoice will work directly with RIM to integrate its services with BlackBerry smartphones and create new capabilities that increase mobility and efficiencies for customers.

GotVoice services support the leading U.S.-based carriers including: Verizon, Sprint/Nextel, AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular), T-Mobile and Alltel. Leveraging GotVoice's patent-pending voice messaging services for mobile, business and home phones, BlackBerry smartphone users can receive their carrier voicemail messages as an email with an MP3 attachment* or through GotVoice's Visual Voicemail interface, which integrates within the BlackBerry phone application for easy management of voicemail*. GotVoice voicemail to text service is also now available for BlackBerry smartphone users, providing another option for customers seeking a converged messaging solution.

"My BlackBerry smartphone has always enabled me to communicate faster and more efficiently," said James Gallagher, VP Sales and Sales Operations, Earth Class Mail Corporation. "By adding GotVoice services, I can now quickly scan my voice messages on my BlackBerry smartphone -- enabling me to read my voicemails at a glance."

"GotVoice recognizes RIM as an industry leader in providing platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information," said Curt Blake, CEO of GotVoice, Inc. "As a member of the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program, GotVoice is committed to helping customers access information and communicate faster, easier and more efficiently, and to get more out of the BlackBerry smartphone."

"Through the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program, we are able to work with our partners to continuously enhance the customer experience," said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances, Research In Motion. "With GotVoice services, BlackBerry customers can better manage their voicemail, helping them to stay connected and productive in both their personal and professional lives."

To register for GotVoice, or for more information on the company's mobile services, please visit www.gotvoice.com.

* Requires handsets running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.1 or higher.

About GotVoice, Inc.

Founded in 2003 by industry veterans with backgrounds from RealNetworks, Microsoft, Starwave, AT&T and Corbis, GotVoice is a pioneer in voice messaging services. Its patent-pending communications platform is a complete solution that bridges the gap between today's vast mix of personal, business and mobile voice messaging systems and the Internet. GotVoice's solutions empower consumers and business professionals to send, receive, create and store voice messages within their email application or the GotVoice Website. Unlike other services, GotVoice makes voice messages accessible anywhere people access email, and is the only solution that works with all major mobile, business and residential carriers. For more information, visit www.gotvoice.com.

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