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YouMail and Red Pocket Mobile Team Up to Bring Cloud-Based Visual Voicemail to Contract-Free Wireless Service
Top Third-Party Visual Voicemail App for Android and iPhone Comes to Leading Contract-Free Service Provider
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 3, 2013 06:26 PM
IRVINE, CA and THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- YouMail, the popular provider of personalized, cloud-based telecommunication services, and Red Pocket Mobile, a leader in nationwide contract-free wireless, today announced that YouMail is now available for free to all Red Pocket Mobile customers. Anyone with a compatible GSM phone, such as those used on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks, may now keep or get YouMail when switching to one of the many high-value, contract-free plans offered by Red Pocket Mobile.
"Pre-paid mobile plans are becoming an increasingly popular choice for smart phone users who don't want to be financially locked into a handset that they might not want in two years," said Alex Quilici, YouMail's CEO. "It also follows that these types of users don't want to have their voice messages and visual voicemail locked into these devices and inaccessible when they switch to a new phone. Now these users can keep their voice messages forever and take them wherever they go, even as they purchase new devices or plans."
Demand for YouMail service on pre-paid phones has been significant but largely unavailable to date, with the company estimating that at least 500,000 pre-paid wireless customers have attempted to add the service without success, as most pre-paid wireless plans do not support the conditional call forwarding needed for services like YouMail.
"Red Pocket Mobile's partnership with YouMail makes for a winning combination for all freedom-loving wireless users across the country," said Red Pocket Mobile President Joshua Gordon. "YouMail's nearly four million registered users will gain tremendous value if they choose to switch to any of Red Pocket Mobile's Unlimited or PayGo contract-free calling options. In addition, many existing Red Pocket Mobile customers already want visual voicemail. Thanks to our partnership with YouMail, Red Pocket will now be able to provide these customers with the very best option, free of charge."
YouMail has also expanded its core features in the past year to include social caller ID, real-time "this line is out of service" call blocking and ditching, and in-network numberless voice messaging to other YouMail users. All YouMail features are available to Red Pocket Mobile customers when they sign up for YouMail.
"Red Pocket Mobile holds a strong position in the contract-free wireless space. We'll continue to keep pushing out new features that our users are demanding and doing so to new markets where our service makes the most sense," added Quilici.
YouMail can be downloaded free of charge by smartphone owners on major U.S. wireless carriers. YouMail currently supports iPhone and Android devices, as well as third-party applications developed for other mobile operating systems, such as Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 6.5 and WebOS.
Red Pocket Mobile SIM cards and service can be purchased at thousands of retailers across the country and directly from GoRedPocket.com.
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