Thursday, 24 June 2010

HulloMail wants you!

If you want to work for HulloMail, are passionate about process and could give Bill Gates a run for his money in the IT stakes, your just the person we're looking for...
HulloMail is recruiting an IT Operational Assistant based at our London offices.  Take a look at the job spec below and if you think it sounds like the ideal position for you send your CV to

Position: Full time IT Operational Assistant, London (City)

HulloMail is revolutionising voicemail by providing innovative voicemail applications and instant voice messaging, letting you manage your day-to-day voice communications your way.  HulloMail is currently available for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android in the UK and US.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the IT Operational Assistant will join the operational and support team to work on supporting the organisation’s IT systems, deployments and customer services.  This is a very exciting and varied role as part of an energetic start-up. 
The primary responsibilities of the job are:
  • Assisting the Head of Operations in all areas of IT and Support
  • Supporting office IT systems in order of priority      
  • Consumer service customer contact - managing the consumer service contact system and  responding within agreed time scales
  • Provide 24/7/365 consumer and corporate service support via telephone and email
  • Process orientated
  • Works equally well within a group or on own initiative
  • Customer focus
  • Calm and methodical approach
  • Logical and good at problem solving
  • Quick learner with an intuitive capability
  • Possess and time management skill
  • Have an attention to detail

As this is an assistant level position these requirements are desirable but not ‘must-haves’. For this position it’s important to have a good attitude, willingness to learn and enthusiasm.
MySQL, Apache Tomcat, IMAP, Scripting using PHP, Shell script, Linux Clusters
The ideal candidate would possess the above as well as knowledge of mobile devices (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)

Computer related degree

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Last night smart voicemail saved my life!!

Ok a touch dramatic I know but seriously what a life saver the service is.
I use the HulloMail service on my iPhone, one of the main benefits for me, personally, was being able to listen to my messages in the order I want and not listen to that annoying announcer telling me to press 3 and then 4 blah blah.
This past weekend I went away for a lovely break, on the journey home however I realised I had left my iPhone at the hotel!  I was too near home to turn back but I couldn't be without my iPhone.  I use this device for work and I was also in the middle of a particularly challenging game of solitaire!
That's where the caped crusader I like to call HulloMail came in.  I quickly realised that the situation was not as dire as I originally thought because everything, missed calls, voicemails and Hullos, gets sent to my email as well as to to my app, because I have set up my email as my message store so I wasn't going to miss any important calls or messages. 
Other plus was no-one in the office realised I had left my phone behind which gave me enough time to arrange to collect it!  Good excuse for another weekend away...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

HulloMail urges football fans not to return home to an own goal!

Travelling to World Cup in South Africa?  HulloMail offers you an alternative way of keeping in touch while away, for FREE!
With UK-based watchdog, Consumer Focus, issuing a warning to football fans travelling to the 2010 World Cup regarding potentially huge bills for mobile phone usage, HulloMail™ ( is encouraging individuals to download its free smart voicemail app in advance, in order to access voicemails and send voice messages home, at no cost.
Users of HulloMail can give friends and family their personal HulloMail UK number allowing them to leave voice messages without calling them directly. Travelling fans can then listen to messages using the HulloMail mobile app whilst roaming in a free WiFi location and can quickly and easily reply using a ‘Hullo’, which is a short, instant voice message.
The Consumer Focus watchdog found that rates for making calls from South Africa were as high as £1.70 per minute, whilst the worst culprit was for receiving calls, charging £1.50 per minute.
Andy Munarriz, our founder and CEO,said: “It would be a real own goal to return from the World Cup to find a hefty mobile phone bill waiting for you. It makes sense for fans to access our free HulloMail smart voicemail app. They can give contacts their unique HulloMail number so voice messages can be left for them, saving expensive roaming costs. Messages can then be retrieved simply via the app, online, or by email; it’s up to the fan which they prefer.  Fans can also send a Hullo, short voice message, to their mates watching back home for free, using a free WiFi hotspot.”
Until recently free WiFi has not been the norm in South Africa, however, many shopping centres and leisure complexes in the host cities are providing free WiFi for the duration of the tournament:

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

HulloMail victorious at Red Herring Europe 100 Europe awards

We're pleased to announce we have been named a winner of the prestigious Red Herring 100 Europe Awards; an award that is given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA region each year.
According to Red Herring, technology industry executives, investors, and observers regard the Red Herring 100 lists as an invaluable instrument to discover and advocate the promising start-up businesses that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.
Andy Munarriz, our founder and CEO, said: “To be acknowledged by the Red Herring 100 Awards for our innovation is amazing, particularly when you consider past winners of this accolade include the likes of Google, Yahoo!, Skype and Netscape.  At HulloMail, we are focused on extending our voicemail and voice messaging apps for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone to match our user’s needs, in addition to expanding into new geographical regions. It’s an exciting time for our business and this award is great testament to the work the team has put in to awakening the voicemail and voice messaging space.”
We launched HulloMail a year ago and are passionate about revolutionising the way people use voicemail by developing the most innovative and user-friendly way to send, manage and share day-to-day voice communications.