New 9 Squared service provides Alltel customers with ability to personalize voicemail greetings with famous voices and favorite celebrities from Warner Music Group and MTV Networks
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, providing coverage across the nation, today announced it will offer Voicemail MAXTM, an application which enables customers to personalize outgoing voicemail greetings with the voices of Hollywood stars, comedians, celebrity impersonators, and top-selling music artists. Developed by 9 Squared, a Zed Company and leading provider of mobile content in the U.S., Voicemail MAX features content from Larry the Cable Guy, Steve Harvey, Orlando Jones, T.I., and popular voices from COMEDY CENTRAL’S “RENO 911!”
“With Voicemail MAX from Alltel Wireless, our customers now have a fun way to personalize their wireless service,” said Kristi Crum, director of multi-media content for Alltel Wireless. “With hundreds of messages to choose from, customers can select voicemail greetings that match their personalities for incoming calls from friends, family and colleagues.”
Voicemail MAX is available on select phones and provides access to over 500 audio clips recorded by premier voice talent. The application is available for download and preview at no additional cost via the phone’s main menu. One greeting may be purchased for $2.99, and customers can choose from a wide variety of content categories including Hip Hop Celebrities, Rock Stars, Sports, Business, Holiday, Cartoon, and many others.
“Voicemail MAX establishes a new category for mobile personalization. Our unique content from providers like Warner Music Group and MTV Networks allows Alltel Wireless subscribers to customize their voicemail greetings with entertaining clips from the worlds of comedy, music and pop culture,” said Brian Casazza, Chief Executive Officer for 9 Squared. “We are pleased to team with Alltel Wireless, a leading provider of cutting-edge, fun and engaging solutions for their subscribers.”
About Alltel Wireless
Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience with the recently announced expansion to “My Circle,” the industry-defining feature giving customers the freedom of unlimited calling to and from five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their rate plan any time, without extending their contract.
Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 12 million wireless customers. For more information, please visit www.alltel.com.
About 9 Squared
9 Squared, a Zed Group Company, is the #1 independent distributor of mobile content in the United States. Equipped with an industry-leading catalog of premium mobile content and extensive wireless distribution partnerships, 9 Squared’s competencies expand the entire value chain of mobile media solutions including best-in-breed mobile distribution technology, direct response marketing and content programming and merchandizing expertise. 9 Squared is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about Voicemail MAX visitwww.9squared.com/vmm/.
Zed develops and markets mobile and online entertainment and community products and services. The company is the leading mobile value-added services (MVAS) player in the world in terms of revenue and geographical footprint. After the acquisition of Monstermob, currently a subsidiary of Zed, the company is present in 38 countries, including Europe’s largest markets, USA and China. Zed holds agreements with more than 100 mobile network operators and employs 1,400 staff.
Founded in 1996 in Spain, the company’s history is characterised by the ongoing development of innovative services in the entertainment and leisure arena for mobile and Internet, and it remains at the forefront of the industry. To learn more visit www.zed.com, or www.zed.biz.