Website voicemail

By Steve Outing

I’ve been checking out MyChingo.com, which has a nifty concept even if not yet great execution. The site allows you to add a “voicemail” inbox to your website or blog. Your readers can leave you a voice message, which you can listen to privately or toggle to be public — so anyone can listen to your voicemail.

I can think of some interesting uses for this, and I’ve been toying with using it my company’s adventure-sports websites. Let’s hope the developers get a bit further along, though, and soon. The interface is bare bones; you can’t customize the voicemail box that goes on your site to my satisfaction; and a couple features in the admin interface (Notify and Chat Admin) are “Currently in development.”

Also, the $45 a year pricetag gets you a single voicemail box. How about an account that offers multiple boxes for a set fee, instead of $45 a pop? The service has promise, but at this point in it’s development I’m not sure if I’ll keep using it after the 3-day free trial.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

3 Responses to "Website voicemail"

  1. […] I was reminded of the value in ego surfing when I received an audio e-mail (I guess you’d call it a Web voicemail) from MyChingo.com’s Michael Bailey. He had noticed a blog item I’d written about MyChingo, and responded (using the company’s audio system rather than writing a traditional text e-mail) to my suggestions about and criticisms of his fledgling service. […]

  2. Michael Bailey
    Michael Bailey 11 years ago .Reply

    Hello, I just wanted to submit an information update regarding the MyChingo Audio Comment System.

    A new FREE Membership is now available!

    The free audio comment system has all the same features as a paid membership, with a reduced recording time of 2-minutes per message instead of the 30-minutes which paid members receive.

    Sign up for your free MyChingo Audio Comment System by visiting http://www.mychingo.com/signup.asp

    Michael

  3. Andrei
    Andrei 5 years ago .Reply

    I know this is a really old post, but I wanted to let you know about a new service that does that:
    http://www.voicemailrobot.com/

    Voicemail Robot is an audio recording service that can easily be embedded into any website. With Voicemail Robot, customers and website visitors can send voice messages.

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