Alltel service turns voice mail into text messages

12/17/2007 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Alltel Corp. on Friday became the first major U.S. wireless provider to allow users to read their voice mail as text messages. Using voice-recognition software from U.K.-based SpinVox, the new Alltel feature will cost from $4.99 a month and, the company says, eliminate the need for people to grab for a pen when they receive voice messages on their mobile phones.

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