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inboundCool Tools - Find your own voice!

Innovative and often free Internet enabled voices services. They aren’t a telephone replacement – but often something entirely different. They are examples of what happens when MacGyver meets VoIP. For 100 years we have answered our phones, now they can answer to us.

Inbound - Call from a phone to connect to the web and do remarkable things.

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Real time language translation – say it in English and hear it in Mandarin.JAJAH.Babel has launched a simple service that puts a translator on the other end of the phoneline. Developed in conjunction with IBM Research, JAJAH.Babel lets you call a local number in China, the US, the UK and Australia, speak a message in Chinese or English, and hear a corresponding translation.  You can even carry on a conversation between two parties with each party speaking in their own language.  http://www.jajahbabel.com/

 

Give it a try by calling +1.718.513.2969         

 

Jott

 

Convert Voice to E-mail. Jott converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments. Talk to Jott : call  (866) JOTT-123/(866) 568-8123.  And with Jott links, users can call Jott and leave voice-to-text messages to a variety of social networking applications from twitter, to Yahoo! groups, blogger.    http://jott.com/default.aspx

Tellme

 

Say what you want and get it. Call 1800-555-TELL Simply say what you want, and hear or see the results.  Tellme combines the passion of people, the innovation of the Internet, the potential of voice technologies, the unprecedented transformation of the phone, plus a few new ideas. More than 40 million people use Tellme every month. 

 

Google Talk

Voice activated Directory Assistance. Call 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone.  Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use.  http://www.google.com/goog411/

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Use your voice as a memory tool.  reQall* is a memory tool to integrate your memory with your life, putting more of the things you need to know and remember into one place. Pick up your cell phone, your home phone or any phone, anywhere. Add new ideas to reQall or hear what you’ve added before, wherever you added it.  To sign up, call 1-888-9-REQALL (1-888-973-7255) in the U.S. and Canada. Call 0800-692-8780 or 020-7147-5700 in the UK.  http://www.reqall.com

 

gabcast.com

Create a Podcast with your phone.  Gabcast.com is a podcasting and audioblogging platform that offers an easy way to create and distribute audio content. Most people will use a touch-tone telephone to make their recordings but they also provide worldwide access to the service through VoIP. Once you have made a recording and have published it, a newsfeed is immediately and automatically updated to alert subscribers to your channel.  http://www.gabcast.com

Gabcast!The Ultimate VOIP Experiance #8 - Voip Discussion

Discussing VOIP, it being developed from PC to PC calling and other facts

Citizen Broadcasting - Blog Talk Radio

BlogTalkRadio.   Create your own live talk show which can be heard around the world without the need for fancy equipment or downloads. Freedom of speech meets social networking.  Millions of bloggers now have an opportunity to interact with their audience in a live, real-time manner.  Participants dial into the voice blog, or use their computer’s microphone.  For the first time in history, anyone from anywhere in the world - as long as they have access to a phone and internet connection - can broadcast their voices internationally.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com

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Get directions with your voice.  Dial Directions is a popular, free voice-activated phone service that is now available nationwide! Anyone with a cell phone can just call, request Mapquest directions to any location, and receive them by text message. That’s it…no fancy phone, data plan or software download required. http://www.dialdirections.com/

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Voice Enabled Task List. Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things or even post updates to your TWITTER or JAIKU stream. Use your favorite services just by talking. It's easy and handsfree. Or integrate it with VoIP service Jajah. http://www.dial2do.com/

 

1-800-FREE411

Say hello to free directory assistance.  Simply dial 1-800-FREE411 and get the listing you need for free. It’s just like 411, only better because it doesn’t cost anything. As America’s leading provider of free directory assistance, we offer complete residential and business listings. Who pays, you ask? Our advertisers do. And should you be interested in one of their great offers, we’ll connect you free of charge. http://www.free411.com

Dial 1-800-FREE411 from any phone... Listen to a 10 second message from one of our advertisers... Ask for the listing you want... Get your free info by phone or text.

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Protect the privacy of your phone number.  inumbr is an auto-expiring, FREE anonymous phone number that forwards incoming call to your home or mobile phone. Callers do not see your home or mobile numbers.  http://www.inumbr.com/

Take a talking tour of Washington, DC. The Talking Map is perfect for tourism and hospitality. It allows your customers/visitors to use speech commands to navigate landmarks and receive other useful information over the phone. The Talking Map can be used to give a virtual tour of a city, theme park, historical area, campus or even a large event. Since visitors have ready access to the phone while they are at your location, they can easily get the information they need when they want it. Dial the number below and listen to the initial prompt to take a talking tour of Washington, DC.  This is just one of many examples of what angel.com’s voive engine can enable. http://www.angel.com/solutions/inbound-demos.jsp

Talking map.   Dial 877-798-6814

Voice activated children’s games

Voice activated children’s games. Five voice activated children’s games on BeVocal like counting caterpillars and adding apples.  They are robust, easy to use, and complete. Teaches, then tests. Dial 1-877-338-6225; enter PIN 2783 followed by ID 6395089.  http://avios.org/contest/?page_id=11

 

Speech Enabled Message Board for Disaster Victims

Voice Activate Disaster Message Board. 877-338-6225; be vocal café 1234, 9652632.

 

Get a free Washington state phone number and receive free calls to your Internet phone. Once you have a SIP address, register that number at IpKall, and you will be assigned a local number in Washington State. Give out your Washington state number to friends, family, business associates, and others around the world and it will connect to your SIP account. http://www.ipkall.com/

 

Jajah voice activated concierge.  Call your personal local access number from any phone - it's always a local call.  Say the name of the person you wish to call. JAJAH.Concierge will connect you instantly. Nothing to download. No installations. Works from any phone.  http://www.jajahconcierge.com/

 

drop.io

Drop your voice into a web space.  Drop.io is a simple way to share files and voice online. Simply set up a private space to drop any files by phone, email, web, widget or fax and then share them with whoever you want via a variety of outputs.   Leave message on your “drop” by dialing a number to leave a message.  http://drop.io/  

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uHaveanAudio

Add voice message to e-mail, web pages and Facebook … from any phone.  Just dial a toll free number, punch in an ID code, and talk.  Add a personal touch to e-mail – and get the tone exactly right.  Send an audio e-mail to a pre-determined group of friends from your cell phone.  Leave a message for all your friends on Facebook.  Add audio commentary to photos on your Web site.  Add a voice message to your web site, and change it every day no matter where you are.  Create your own one-of-a-kind Ecards – with audio – using the pictures on your computer. http://www.uhaveaudio.com/

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Snapvine - Say It Out Loud

Talking photos. Record your voice (using either a microphone or a phone) to go with your photo.  Give it an audio caption, sing a song, or tell a story. http://www.snapvine.com/voicedrop

 

Create your own crazy ringtone.Razz Tones are ringtones that you build from the ground up. You select the theme, background music, and record your own voice (either by microphone or by dialing a number) to make a completely unique ringtone. Send it to your own phone and then share it with your friends.  http://www.razz.com/mixer/recorder.php

 

Voice Map

Map Voice Mashup -- Instantly Know Everything About Anywhere. A Voice Map is a Google Map, but with voice added! Create a map, add pushpins to important places, then record yourself talking about each pushpin. Then save your map for others to see (and hear!). Connects your location to the voices of a global community of artists, historians, comedians, musicians and more.  Captures information about any location on the planet as audio.  Through community generated content, users can add stories, historic viewpoints, neighborhood minutia, etc.  http://www2.myvox.com/developers/gallery_detail.asp?chID=19

 

Try now: http://api.myvox.com/demo/maps/

Add a marker, drag it to a location, and call in the audio.

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VoxCards

Send a greeting card with your voice.  Choose and image, add some text, dial the number provided to record your voice, and send the card.  http://voxcards.myvox.com/

 

VoxPix Slideshows

Add a voiceover to your slideshow.  http://api.myvox.com/demo/slideshow/

See an example here.

Add voicemail comments to your web page. 

 

 

A new way to create and share original music together.  Rapper Ludacris recently launched a community-driven website called WeMix, allowing users to upload tracks, beats and riffs for feedback or collaboration. You sign up, create your page, upload your original songs, beats, vocals, riffs, via your telephone and more. As a member you can collaborate on songs, offer feedback, and share ideas for new music with others.  888-LUDAMIX (888-583-2649)  http://www.wemix.com

 

Journavoice

Audio Interviewing Tool.  Record your over-the-phone interviews using Journavoice. Journavoice creates permanent audio file archives of your interviews, along with textual notes you leave during the interview. After you are done, you can pick any note to fast-forward to that particular part of the interview audio. http://alpha.journavoice.com/session/new

 

Portable voicemail for your web.  VoiceMeMe enables you to have a personal voicemail box for your web site, classfieds, blog, social network profile.  Let people say what they really want to SAY to you with their voice, not by typing.  Click and call the number provided. http://www.voicememe.com/

 

SayNow

Talk to your favorite stars.   Get voice and text messages from your favorite stars.  Leave a message for your favorite star.  When they send a new message you’ll be alerted through a text message, phone ring, or email. Some of our stars even call their fans back! If your are star, you can keep in touch with your fans more effectively. For example, call Alicia Keys at (917) 934-3319.  http://www.saynow.com/

 

Add Your Voice to Your Website for that Personal Touch.   With Voice2Page Audio adding your voice to your website is as easy as picking up the phone! Add your personal touch to any website, like the examples above or nearly any of your websites, blogs, auctions, or Internet presentations. How it works! Simply RecordByPhone. Use any phone to record your voice message and your audio is automatically converted and compressed into a playable mp3 file. Your voice is hosted on our servers, then played back "on-demand" to your website. It's that easy!  http://audio.voice2page.com/

 

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