Recently I read an article about the Ribbit Mobile in TechCrunch.
This ribbit mobile works just like GoogleVoice, a very handy service by google to manage Voice mails. It showed that there is a better way to manage voicemails than to listen to 15 in a row just to get to the one you care about.
“Ribbit Mobile is in private beta, but the first 500 people to sign up with the invite code “techcrunch” will jump to the front of the line.”
Tech Crunch Said.
Ribbit mobile will take over your mobile default voice mail. This is done by some code that you will be prompted to enter while the sign up process.Once you set up your voicemail, and record a new greeting message, you can get started. After this process,all voice mails will get diverted to your ribbit account and will be stored there. All voicemails will appear in your Ribbit inbox. This can be played on your computer. Using Phonetag/Simulscribe’s speech-to-text engine, this ribbit mobile is able to transcribe messages. And it is pretty accurate. Every transcribed voicemail also gets sent to you as an email.
So there is really no need to listen to a voicemail again. But you can retrieve them the normal way, by calling an assigned number you can save to your phone.
Ribbit also lets you route calls to any number, including Skype and Ribbit’s own Java phone which enables us to take calls on our computer by using any browser.
When you are online, you can also sign into various social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr) and see recent Tweets, status messages, and photos from the person who is calling. It’s very Xobni-like in that way.
Ribbit Mobile will launch with a free basic package, and then start charging between $10 and $30 a month for more services, such as human transcription. Ribbit was acquired by British Telecom last year for $105 million, so it’s not going anywhere.