Vo(IP) Shows Up In Strange Places

4 thoughts on “Vo(IP) Shows Up In Strange Places”

  1. Looks as if voiceNotes is using a commercial VoIP vendor that sends voicemails as MP3 or WAV attachments. You register the phone numbers you’re going to call from. When you leave a voicemail they parse the incoming email, compare the caller ID to their registered accounts and then use Backpack’s API to publish the audio file to your account.

    They’ve registered different numbers (perhaps Vonage virtual numbers at $5 a month?) to give more people local calling options.

  2. Hi Om,
    Celltell voiceNotes for Backpack is made by me and has been adopted by 37Signals as a cool application.

    I loved Backpack so much but when I was traveling and had something to remember I wanted to put it in my Backpack account. So I wrote the application out of necessity. Looks like others have the same need 🙂 To use it you only need a FREE Backpack account and a telephone number. I’ve tried to keep it really simple to use. But at the end of the month I’ll release an admin for the application.

    Since it was mentioned above, the application is really hosted on Voxeo’s commercial IVR system. They liked it so much they sponsored it and moved it from their staging servers to their production servers as long as the application stays free. Which it will be.

    I also plan on building an integration into Backpack’s calendar system, so you can add an event to your calendar through the same phone call.

    Check it out at http://www.celltell.tv/backpack

    Thanks for the write up.

    -Ali Daniali

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