YouMail Adds Visual Voicemail Feature

Irvine-based YouMail said today that it has rolled out a new feature which adds visual voicemail to the firm's services. According to YouMail, its new mobile service allows users to access YouMail's voice mail services from their smartphone screen, and allows them to listen to voicemail messages, forward message to others, or reply via SMS to voice mails directly from their smart phones. The new service is available via a mobile web page at the firm's web site. The company said that the new service works on Blackberry, Treo, iPhone, and other smart phones manufactured by Palm, Nokia, and others. YouMail operates a personalized voice mailbox service, which personalizes the greeting that callers receive depending on who is calling, offers transcriptions of voicemails sent to email, and other features around voice mail. The firm is venture backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners and the Tech Coast Angels.