Wednesday, 29 July 2009

"Green me up, Scotty"

Voicemail isn't just good for shaming freaky guys. Voicemail can save the planet too.

The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, is helping Greenpeace with their campaign to stop Hewlett-Packard using toxic chemicals in their computer products.

Hear his voicemail to HP below or read more about his campaign on The Guardian site.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The greatest voicemail ever?

I heard about this meme years ago but never got round to experiencing its full horror until yesterday. Don't spare a thought for Dimitri "The Stud".

Saving voicemail's a great way of shaming the scary people out there. I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but I'm definitely cringing.

Visit for more on the man.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Avoid roaming charges

Hear your voicemails for free when you're overseas. HulloMail user, Jon Bradford, tells you how.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

T-Mobile support visual voicemail

T-Mobile USA are launching their own visual voicemail service to coincide with the arrival of the MyTouch3G handset. Their app allows users to listen to messages in any order and save them to the handset. It will be available by the end of the month.

Like us, the operator believes that visual voicemail is a reason to buy an Android handset. However, the T-Mobile app fails to embrace all the technological possibilities. Unlike the our app, there’s no contact sync and no email functionality. The T-Mobile app's just a small step in revolutionising voicemail in contrast to HulloMail's great leap.

The operator joins tech giants like Apple and Google in developing visual voicemail systems. Voice-prompt systems are gradually becoming a thing of the past and we believe HulloMail's the best solution for the new telecommunications landscape.Today, people expect voicemail to be as flexible as any other form of digital communication and that is precisely the experience that our Android app's delivering. Go to market, search for HulloMail and download.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

"My voicemail's mine to keep!"

Meet Travis, from Cincinnati, OH - our first US subscriber. We asked him a few questions about Android and HulloMail.

Why are you an Android user?
I love that it’s an open source project. It attracts a giving community.

Android's powered by Google. Most of my apps are neatly integrated and safely backed up by them.

What are the best apps?
Locale, Shazam, TuneWiki, Twidroid and, of course, HulloMail.

Why did you switch to HulloMail?
My previous voicemail solution, PhoneFusion, relied on SMS for voicemail alerts. I have a limited SMS plan. It sucked that I had to waste a SMS every time I got a voicemail. I am glad to see there are lots of other advantages to HulloMail too.

What are your favourite?
Voicemail goes immediately to my email inbox - it's awesome! With my previous solution, there was like a 50mb limit and the messages lived on their server. With HulloMail my voicemail's mine to keep!

I also like the flexibility of HulloMail. I don't have to use the app to access my messages because I can check my email for them.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Almost rumbled by a star by the stars and stripes

Thanks to TRavis, Lisa, Matt and Colin in the USA.

Our sign up process in our Android client automatically sets call forwarding to HulloMail. We tested our sign up process. Man we paid some good cash to do it on Device Anywhere. It worked.

We then asked some good friends in the USA to test they all had probs with the call forwarding. Hmmm, it works in the UK and T-Mobile USA is a GSM Network and Device Anywhere in the USA is telling us it works.

Let face it this has to be ironic? The USSD on GSM we use in the UK is **004*xxxx. Not in the USA. On T-Mobile USA is *004*xxxx.

4th of July. Boston Tea Party - did someone try to rumble us ;)

Phew... Thanks guys for all your help....

HulloMail Go Live in the USA -> video of what's available!

We are hours away from our debut in the USA which we are making available for the G1 Android handset on T-Mobile.

This video demonstrates HulloMail in its full glory working as one with GMail and GMail contacts - available in the USA from the 4th of July.

I would like to thank Travis, Matt and Colin for their help in getting us worried - you gave us a scare with that JF 1.5 ;)

Happy 4th of July!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

T-Mobile reduce divert charges

T-Mobile have listened to HulloMail's users and reduced their UK divert charges.

T-Mobile was the only major UK network not to include diverts to geographic numbers in their inclusive minutes.

The operator’s customers were charged five pence per minute more to use HulloMail than they were to use T-Mobile’s traditional voice prompt system. Thanks to our customers' lobbying, T-Mobile reduced their price - HulloMail's service can now be included in bundled 'free' minutes.

Existing T-Mobile subscribers to our service without an 03 divert number should have already received an email with a new number - the rest of you don't need to do a thing.

Vote for us

One of our favourite blogs, Tech Crunch, are holding their first Europe-wide awards ceremony for technology innovation - The Europas. They've nominated us in the Best Mobile Startup category alongside services like Nimbuzz and Orbster. If you love HulloMail as much as we do vote for us here.