Read and Manage Your Voice Mail Online With SaskTel Voicemail to Text and Online Voicemail Service



    ATLANTA & REGINA, CANADA, September 27 /CNW/ - SaskTel today announced
that it is the first provider in Canada to offer Voice Mail to Text service
powered by SpinVox. Available on both the SaskTel cellular network and
SaskTel's wireline telephone network, Voice Mail to Text service automatically
converts voicemail messages to text and sends the text message to the
recipient for viewing on a computer, a cellular phone or another wireless
device. The service is available for $25 per month for unlimited messages, $10
per month for up to 40 messages or 40 cents per message on a pay per use
basis.

    SaskTel also announced the introduction of online access to SaskTel's
Voice Mail Service for residential and small business customers as well as
wireless customers. Online Voice Mail, which has been available to large
business customers for several months, gives all of SaskTel's voice mail
customers the ability to listen to and delete messages, forward messages to
email, download and save messages, and change their voicemail settings, all on
an easy-to-use web site that can be accessed via www.sasktel.com. Voice
mailboxes are secure, and customers are required to enter their phone number
and voice mail password to access their mailbox online. These online
enhancements, plus an increase in mailbox storage capacity, are available at
no extra charge.

    "Voice Mail to Text is a revolutionary service and we're proud to be the
first provider in Canada to offer it to our customers," SaskTel President and
CEO Robert Watson said. "These new technologies provide customers with
incredible new flexibility and convenience when dealing with their voicemail."

    "Voice driven messaging is about to explode around the globe," said
Christina Domecq, Co-founder and CEO of SpinVox. "SpinVox was the first to
create the service and SaskTel is the first in Canada to offer it. We believe
voice messaging greatly enhances your ability to communicate effectively with
the people you interact with on a daily basis - and that's why we're both in
business."

    About SaskTel

    Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the
leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, offering
competitive voice, data, dial-up and high speed internet, entertainment and
multimedia services, security, web hosting, text and messaging services, and
cellular and wireless data services over its digital networks. The Corporation
also provides security monitoring services through SecurTek, directory
services through DirectWest, in-room communications services to the healthcare
sector through Hospitality Network, telecommunications consulting service
through SaskTel International and an out-of-province sales and service channel
in Alberta and British Columbia. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries
have a workforce of approximately 5,100 full-time, part-time and temporary
employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

    About SpinVox

    SpinVox(R) brought together the two most popular methods of communication
- voice and text - and created a new category of messaging called
Voice-to-Screen(TM). Its award-winning service is now making everyday
communication simpler and more powerful, creating new recurring revenues for
wireless, landline, cable and VOIP carriers as well as service providers and
web partners. SpinVox has already launched its service with Cincinnati Bell
and announced deals with Alltel, Rogers, Sasktel and Vodacom. As a managed
service provider any network or service can rapidly and cost-effectively
implement SpinVox.

    At the heart of SpinVox is its Voice Message Conversion System(TM)
(VMCS), which works by combining state-of-the-art speech technologies with a
live-learning language process. VMCS is being rolled-out across four
continents in four languages - English, French, Spanish and German.




For further information:

For further information: SpinVox Tony Carter, +1-404-316-0201 Public
Relations Director - North America tony.carter@spinvox.com or Jane Henry
Global PR Director T: +44 (0)20 7965 2000 M: +44 (0)7941 941 794
Jane.henry@spinvox.com or GK Communications for SpinVox Greg Kalish,
1-646-290-8840 Mobile: 1-917-592-1942 gkalish@gkcomms.com or SaskTel Andy
Tate, 306-777-4548 SaskTel Corporate Affairs andy.tate@sasktel.sk.ca

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