DirectDROP Voicemail is a service that drops your voice message straight into someone's mobile voice mailbox.
A few moments later, the recipient gets a Voicemail Waiting indication on their mobile phone letting them know that they have received a voicemail. That indication is usually a screen icon and perhaps a Voicemail Waiting alert tone – depending on how the recipient has set up their Voicemail Waiting alerts on their mobile phone.
Then, when they check their voicemail, your message is there waiting for them. They can listen to it, replay it, save it, forward it, delete it and otherwise manage the DirectDROP Voicemail just like any other voicemail they have - it just didn't ring their phone.
DirectDROP Voicemail is ideal for sending 1-way information like political campaign messages, prescription pick-up notifications, appointment reminders, package delivery notifications, account updates and alerts, etc. Studies show that 70% of all telephone communication consists of this kind of 1-way information flow that is not particularly time sensitive. Given that, why interrupt your customer's busy day with a ringing phone and a recorded message? Your customer will welcome DirectDROP Voicemail's innovative new approach that puts recorded messages in their place - in voicemail! After all, that's where recordings belong.
Then, when your customer is ready to listen to recorded messages (aka. checks their voicemail), your message will be there waiting for them. You'll be communicating with them when they are ready to listen and with a medium that they can listen to over and over again. All of that plus the warm and personal touch of a human voice - that's why you would 'DirectDROP' your customer.
DirectDROP Voicemail is a no hassle service provided by VoAPPs, LLC. You don’t have to buy any software or hook any equipment up to the telephone network – we've already done all of that for you. All you need to do is send us the voice message you want delivered and the phone number(s) to deliver it to and we take care of getting it there without ringing the recipient’s phone.
You’ll get reports telling you which of the numbers you gave us received your voice message and which numbers could not accept a voicemail due to problems with the phone network or with the recipient’s voicemail box (mailbox full, mailbox not set up, etc.).
DirectDROP Voicemail works on nearly every mobile phone sold in the USA. It does not work on landlines. Not sure whether your numbers are Mobile or Landlines? No Problem. Our system will figue that out for you and will automatically 'weed out' the landline numbers. Our reports will let you know that we didn't call those landline numbers, And, of course, if a mobile number's voice mailbox is full or out of service, we obviously can't drop the voice message to them either. Whatever happens, we'll report it to you so you'll know which numbers got your message.
Because DirectDROP Voicemail uses our patent pending Adapti-Sig technology, it doesn’t really matter which type of number (mobile or residential), what company provides the service, what type of network technology they use or what type of handset they use. We bypass all of that so you don’t have to worry about compatibility.
The way the end user sees a DirectDROP Voicemail on the mobile phone is a lot like getting a text message. There is no Ring - they simply get their normal Voicemail Waiting indication telling them they have a voicemail. That's usually an icon on their screen and maybe a beep or tone letting them know they have a voicemail waiting. They do not get ringing, CallerID, or a Missed Call indicator because DirectDROP Voicemail bypasses their handset and goes straight to their mobile voicemail platform.
Then, when they check their voicemail, your message is there waiting for them. They can listen to it, replay it, save it, forward it, delete it and otherwise manage the DirectDROP Voicemail just like any other voicemail they may have.
Most people in the USA over the age of 15 have access to a mobile phone and all mobile phone service plans in the USA include voicemail as part of the package.
So if you're focused on reaching customers over 15 years old, then close to 100% have access to voicemail. Granted, some ignore it altogether and some never clean out their voicemail boxes – but that’s also true for email, text, and even the US Mail.
In the reality of day-to-day life, most people do have access to voicemail and most people do check their voicemail shortly (within 1 hour) after they get a voicemail.
Voicemail is about as secure as email. Security of your customer communications is very important and in many sectors like Healthcare and Financial Services those concerns are even covered by government mandates.
DirectDROP Voicemail is inherently secure because the recipient must either access the voice message from their own mobile handset (physical security) or they must dial into their voicemail box and enter their personal password in order to listen to a voicemail (password protection). This is similar to the level of security provided by email where a user is either accessing email from their own PC (with a stored password) or the user must enter their email password manually on a publically accessible PC such as those found in a library or Internet cafe. Thus, the level of privacy and security provided by DirectDROP Voicemail is sufficient for delivering the same kind of information you’d deliver via email, US Mail or even via a Tweet or text message.
Impression Duration, Persistence and Low Intrusion - that's what Corporate Users want for their customer contacts! That's why corporate users appreciate the fact that DirectDROP Voicemail provides a very high "Impression Duration" for their customer contact dollar. Only DirectDROP Voicemail offers the ability to deliver a 20, 30 even 60 second voice based message that will be heard at a time when their customer has elected to spend a few minutes listening to recorded messages (aka. checking their voicemail).
Furthermore, corporate Users realize that voice messages delivered with DirectDROP Voicemail have persistence. Unlike other voice technologies, people can re-listen to parts of their voicemail, replay the entire message and even save the message for later.
Finally, corporate users recognize that DirectDROP Voicemail doesn't intrude on their customer's day by ringing the phone and forcing them to interrupt what they were doing to listen to a recording - something that is often a bit annoying to their customer. To see how corporate users can use DirectDROP Voicemail to improve customer communications, click here.
For companies that offer voice based Outbound Communications like Voice Blasts, Outbound IVR, or Live Operator services, DirectDROP Voicemail is a natural compliment to their current outbound messaging portfolio. It can even augment Email, SMS Text and direct mail campaigns.
Professional Outbound Messaging companies know that DirectDROP Voicemail is preferable to voice blasts because it is less intrusive since it doesn't interrupt the recipient by ringing the phone off the hook. Instead, their recorded message is put right where recorded messages are supposed to go - in voicemail! These companies also recognize that DirectDROP Voicemail provides broad coverage (almost everyone has access to voicemail) in a manner that compliments the portfolio of services they offer today. Read more about the benefits of DirectDROP Voicemail for the Outbound Messaging professional - just click here.
Yes, there are. Gone are the days when you could blast out a recorded message to a list of unsuspecting families at dinnertime (Thankfully!). But the use of pre-recorded messages like DirectDROP Voicemail for communicating pertinent and useful information to people is still allowed and even encouraged by government agencies and end users alike. It’s only the abusive practices that everyone (including us) wants stopped!
Any Pre-recorded message sent to a phone are covered by two Federal agencies, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). When the rules of these agencies are followed, they allow - and customers appreciate - the delivery of pre-recorded informational messages that are pertinent, timely and relevant to the recipient. In the case of DirectDROP Voicemail, where the recipient can listen to the message at their convenience via voicemail, that appreciation is even greater. For examples of what's not allowed, see Telemarketing Restrictions.
Adapti-Sig is our patent-pending technology that drops your message right into a person's voice mailbox. Adapti-Sig is shorthand for Adaptive Signaling which is indicative of exactly what it does: it utilizes the telephone signaling system to detect the presence of a voicemail service. Our Adapti-Sig technology bypasses the end user device, calling straight to the voicemail platform instead.
VoAPPs is an Atlanta based company focused on developing gripping voice applications. By mixing its Adaptive Signaling technology (called Adapti-Sig) with other off-the-shelf voice technologies like voicemail, IVR and Text-to-Speech, and web-centric data, VoAPPs is building the next generation of voice applications. The DirectDROP Voicemail application, offers a lower cost, more personal, timelier and less intrusive contact vehicle that augments or even replaces more expensive outbound messaging tools. For more information, Contact Us here.