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    Jott partners with Voxbone for new voicemail-to-text service

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    BRUSSELS, Belgium–Feb. 3, 2008Voxbone announced that it has been chosen by Jott, a leader in mobile voice-to-text applications, to enable Jott’s new voicemail-to-text conversion service, Jott Voicemail. The service saves customers time by allowing them to read (or skip) messages as e-mails or SMS messages, rather than having to listen to them, one by one. Jott Voicemail is compatible with all major U.S. mobile operators and a growing number of smaller operators.

    Jott Voicemail works by making it possible for cell-phone users to forward unanswered calls to Jott (Voxbone) DID numbers, instead of defaulting to carrier voicemail. Voxbone routes the call over its managed IP network to Jott’s application servers. Jott’s voice-to-text technology takes over, first recording a message and then turning the recorded voice into text, which is then delivered as an SMS or e-mail. Jott also makes the audio file available online and via a call-in number like traditional voicemail.

    Jott’s preexisting services are outbound variations on its core voice-to-text capability, allowing customers to dictate e-mails, reminders, brainstorms, Google and Outlook calendar appointments, tasks, Twitter and Facebook status updates, and other types of messages over the phone. Customers receive the messages as e-mails, text messages, or see them online in the place of typically keyboard-entered items.

    “Jott Voicemail is something our customers have requested, as they've come to expect the high quality transcription we offer with our flagship service," said John Pollard, Jott’s CEO.

    While as an outbound service, Jott can be reached by all customers with a single published phone number, the inbound voicemail depends upon assigning separate DIDs to each user. For this quantity of numbers, Jott chose to work directly with Voxbone.

    ”Voxbone has a simple API and a flexible infrastructure for allocating phone numbers in different geographies,” noted Pollard in explaining Jott’s choice of provider. “In addition, Voxbone already works well with our current application service providers,” those being providers of core IVR (interactive voice response) and recording functions.

    “Most important,” Pollard added, “the quality of the voice files Voxbone delivers is crucial here, since the best possible audio is needed to perform both automated and human-assisted transcription.”

    More information on the Jott service is available at www.jott.com.



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    About Voxbone
    Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Voxbone provides worldwide DID numbers and toll-free phone numbers over its own private intercontinental VoIP network. The all-IP architecture of the Voxbone core network enables customers to rapidly deploy new communications services with local presence, while simultaneously reducing costs. It delivers high-quality call origination from 46 countries and 5,000 cities, as well as “iNum” numbers that are billed as local calls when dialed through participating carriers anywhere in the world. Through its number inventory, network, self-administered provisioning and comprehensive SIP adherence, Voxbone’s global infrastructure enables its customers to expand to international markets quickly and efficiently. Founded in 2002 and privately held, Voxbone is licensed by the EU in 27 countries. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.

    About Jott
    Headquartered in Seattle, Jott Networks is the world leader in mobile voice-to-text applications. Jott allows individuals and businesses to easily capture thoughts, send emails and text messages, set reminders, organize lists, and post to web services and business applications—all with their voices, using any phone. Jott also converts voicemail into email and text messages, making voicemail a more productive tool. Since its introduction in 2006, Jott has made world-class voice transcription accessible to anyone with a cell phone. The company continues to gain appreciation from its customers and recognition from notable sources such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. For more information on the Jott service, visit www.Jott.com.

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    Voxbone will be supporting Jott’s new voicemail-to-text conversion service by providing DID numbers to which carrier subscribers can automatically forward their unanswered calls; Voxbone will relay them to Jott Voicemail, bypassing the traditional carrier voicemail.

    The big advantage to subscribers is the time savings and convenience of getting their voicemail as e-mail or SMS messages that they can scan, read or skip at their own pace.

    And if you’re headed off to GSMA/Mobile World Congress visit the Voxbone booth (2E38/hall 2) for a demonstration of iNum.

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