The service will appeal to users who are more likely to use messaging services than conduct real time conversations. Voice SMS is claimed to provide the best of both worlds: "more cost-effective and discreet than voicemail, and more expressive than SMS."
Voice message deposit and retrieval are aided by multilingual IVR prompts. Sent and received Voice SMS messages can be stored and repeatedly retrieved by subscribers, who can play, pause, and delete messages, as well as linking together all messages in the same 'conversation.'
* Founded in 2001, Roamware services more than 200 networks across 85 countries and more than 520 million mobile consumers.