SOURCE: Voice Genesis

November 22, 2005 12:38 ET

Podcast Service for an Estimated 50 Million Mobile Phones Announced by Voice Genesis

Mobile Phone Users of 16 Carriers Can Now Receive Podcasts Directly on Their Mobile Phones With New Vemail VoiceEmail Service

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- Voice Genesis®, the world's first provider of mobile voice/visual email, today announced the immediately availability of its new Vemail VoiceEmail™ service that supports podcasts for an estimated 50 million mobile phones in the United States and Mexico. Vemail VoiceEmail runs on the mobile phones of 16 operators (details at Vemail VoiceEmail lets users not only retrieve podcasts over the air with their mobile phones, but they can even speak replies that are delivered directly to the podcast host. Vemail VoiceEmail also enables users to read email and speak replies, the fastest, easiest, and funnest way to use email on a mobile phone.

Podcasting has become a phenomenon, allowing just about anyone to broadcast their own radio show via the Internet, and allowing consumers to load just about any audio content onto their portable media players. This practice has become wildly popular and radio stations have responded by also making their shows available as podcasts. Generally, podcast listeners must download podcasts onto their computers and then load them onto their portable media players for later listening. Now, for the first time, consumers can bypass these steps and have instant gratification with podcasts delivered directly to their mobile phones. With Vemail VoiceEmail, users can select from a variety of featured podcasts at the web site, or enter a link to any publicly available podcast they want. The next time they check email with Vemail VoiceEmail on their mobile phone, poof, the podcast will appear in their inbox for their listening enjoyment. They can even speak a reply that the podcast host will actually hear and can include in later podcasts.

"We are pleased to open up a new podcast delivery channel that makes podcasts available to so many more people," said Mark Marriott, CEO of Voice Genesis. "In many ways Vemail VoiceEmail represents an evolutionary jump in podcasting. Not only is a portable media player not required, but the podcast need never be downloaded to a PC. Even more significant, users cannot only retrieve podcasts, they can also speak replies that are sent directly to the podcast host. Now anyone can truly Be Heard!™"

Vemail VoiceEmail is available for immediate use. For a low monthly fee of about $5 users can enjoy unlimited podcasts plus the ability to read email and speak replies (airtime may be required for use). For instructions on where to locate Vemail VoiceEmail in supported phones see

About Voice Genesis

Voice Genesis is a multimodal mobile messaging and entertainment software company whose products provide mobile professionals and consumers with fast, easy, and fun messaging and entertainment experiences on mobile phones. The company was the first to introduce mobile voice/visual email, a new approach to mobile messaging that lets users not only retrieve, read, and type email, but also speak email and receive podcasts. Voice Genesis products are powered by its patent-pending VUUM™ messaging server which is designed to handle all message types for all popular devices in all interface modes. For more on Voice Genesis, visit

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