FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Oct 14, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — After months of testing by a core group of BlackBerry users, PhoneFusion(TM), an innovative provider of reliable communications solutions to businesses of all sizes, today announced that Fusion Voicemail Plus(TM) for BlackBerry(R) smartphones is now out of beta. The beta version of this free visual voicemail application has been available since June for any BlackBerry device on any U.S. wireless carrier. The downloadable voicemail application gives BlackBerry users the ability to centralize all of their voicemail boxes and see — right on the screen of their mobile device — a list of their voicemail messages. The service also allows users to listen to their voicemails directly from their BlackBerry. BlackBerry users — whether or not they are an existing PhoneFusion customer — can access Fusion Voicemail Plus v 1.0 at www.fusionvoicemailplus.com. The free service also comes as a standard feature in the PhoneFusion One(TM) solution.
Based on the feedback from BlackBerry users testing the service, the new version of Fusion Voicemail Plus includes several updated features and fixes to the previous beta version.
Some changes include:
- Sync Fusion Voicemail Plus with OS profile notifications (i.e. custom ringtones, quiet mode, etc.)
- Message playback available through headphones
- Delete multiple messages at once
- Empty trash function no longer deletes from the device if there is a network communication failure
- While deleting messages on trackwheel models, navigation and other menus are not accessible
“We’ve been thrilled by the positive response and helpful suggestions from the BlackBerry community about the Fusion Voicemail Plus service,” said Louis Libin, chief executive officer, PhoneFusion. “In response to their feedback, we have made enhancements and fixes that will make this product even more helpful. We believe the new version of Fusion Voicemail Plus gives BlackBerry users an even better way to stay connected when it matters most.”
How Fusion Voicemail Plus Works
Fusion Voicemail Plus centralizes multiple voicemail boxes in one place, accessible from the subscriber’s mobile device. After signing up at www.fusionvoicemailplus.com, the subscriber receives a message on their device with a link that will allow them to easily download the Fusion Voicemail Plus application. The user then changes their voicemail access number from any of their other voicemail systems (e.g., home, wireless carrier, VoIP, office) to a single PhoneFusion One phone number.
All calls that would normally go to the other designated voicemail boxes will come directly to the person’s Fusion Voicemail Plus. The service notifies the user through audible, visual and tactile means that a new voicemail is available for listening, listing the voicemail messages right on the screen of their mobile phone. In addition to accessing voicemail directly from their smartphone, users also have the option to access Fusion Voicemail Plus from any web browser or via the traditional phone. Unlike other visual voicemail services, Fusion Voicemail Plus is totally free and has no limitations on the number of messages it sends to users phones.
Fusion Voicemail Plus is already available on any cell phone network for Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Future releases are scheduled for Palm, Symbian, Android and LINUX mobile. A J2ME version is also planned.
About PhoneFusion One
PhoneFusion One ( www.phonefusionone.com) gives businesses an easy way to manage all of their daily business communications with just one phone number. Subscribers receive a permanent telephone number to give to clients, colleagues, family or friends. When callers dial the subscriber’s number, PhoneFusion One will contact him on the numbers previously programmed. With features like call forwarding, voicemail, virtual attendant, fax to email, conference calling, call screening and many more, PhoneFusion One supports all communication needs.
PhoneFusion is a leading provider of reliable communications solutions to businesses of all sizes. The company’s portfolio of Unified Communications and Fixed Mobile Convergence products brings together all modes of communication — from mobile phones to traditional landlines to VoIP to Business Intelligence Suites and Distributed Call Centers — into one, single, manageable source. With PhoneFusion, organizations can confidently manage their daily business communications from any location, any device, at any time of day. PhoneFusion is based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information on the company and its products, please visit them online at www.phonefusion.com.