YouMail Adds Voicemail Transcription

Aliso Viejo-based YouMail, a provider of a third party, enhanced voice mail service, said today that it has added new voice mail transcription to its services. The firm said that users can now sign up for a beta of a service which will convert speech to text for delivery via email or text messaging. According to YouMail, the new service is currently available for free, and will be made generally available later this year. The new transcription service puts the firm in competition with companies such as Jott Networks and Spinvox, two other services which convert and transcribe voice mails to text and SMS. YouMail is venture backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners and the Tech Coast Angels.