Uganda Telecom has relaunched its Voice SMS service, which will be hosted on Kirusa platforms and is targeted at enabling the carrier’s subscribers to “have a voice
The service allows subscribers to send messages by voice, thus eliminating the need to type, and both smartphone and feature phones users will be able to access it.Shailendra Naidu, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Uganda Telecom, said: “We are delighted to re-launch this contemporary service from Kirusa. We are hopeful that this service will introduce a new way to communicate for our subscribers, and prove to be a beneficial resource.”
Inderpal Singh Mumick, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kirusa, said, “We are honoured that Uganda Telecom has chosen to re-launch Voice SMS with Kirusa. It is the next-generation messaging application that is quickly gaining momentum among carriers around the world. It is easier to speak than to type, much more powerful and gives you the freedom to express beyond textual boundaries.”
To use the service subscribers should dial ‘*’ followed by the number of the person they wish to send the message to, and speak a short message for up to 30 seconds in any language. The recipient gets a notification message from the sender and can dial *0* to hear new voice messages, or retrieve previously listened voice messages by dialing *1*.
Voice SMS messages can be composed, replied to, forwarded, saved, skipped, retrieved or deleted. Customers also have the option to record and leave Automatic Voice SMS.