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Rogers Wireless Rolls Out Productivity-Enhancing Voicemail to Text Powered by SpinVox Service

    - Latest innovation converts voicemails to text and delivers messages to
    mobile devices with speed, ease and accuracy -

    TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced the national
rollout of Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service. The innovative new
service, delivered on Rogers Wireless network, the most reliable in Canada,
through technology by SpinVox, the world leader in Voice-to-Screen™
messaging, offers mobile professionals fast, easy access to their voicemails
by converting messages to text and relaying them to BlackBerry devices, PDAs,
smartphones or cell phones as SMS messages.
    Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service is available this
month in seven provinces, including BC, Ontario(1), Quebec and the Atlantic
provinces, representing more than 80 per cent of the Canadian population(2).
The service will launch in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in early 2008.
    Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service operates using
SpinVox's Voice Message Conversion System (VMCS) that combines secure,
state-of-the-art speech technologies with human intelligence and learning to
quickly, easily and accurately convert voice messages of up to three minutes
in length to text. The only voicemail-to-text service on the market with
multilingual capability, SpinVox converts messages in four languages: English,
French, German and Spanish.
    "As Canada's largest provider of voice and data communications services,
Rogers Wireless is pleased to offer customers yet another time-saving
productivity weapon in the war against inefficiency," said Irv Witte, Vice
President, Business Marketing, Rogers Wireless. "With Rogers Voicemail to Text
powered by SpinVox service, customers across Canada will have the added
convenience and flexibility of receiving messages and call-back numbers in
real time, without the hassle of dialing-in or writing anything down."
    In addition to reading a transcript of voicemail text, subscribers to
Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service will be able to instantly
respond by text or telephone at the touch of a button, forward text messages
to others for immediate action or dial-in to their voicemail boxes and listen
to messages the traditional way.
    "SpinVox is committed to providing Canadian customers with innovative
communications solutions that streamline the way they do business and lead
their lives," said Christina Domecq, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder,
SpinVox. "We are excited to partner with Rogers Wireless to launch our
voicemail-to-text service on the country's largest and most reliable GSM
    Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service seamlessly integrates
with existing Rogers voicemail service and can be added to customer plans in
available markets for $15/month for an unlimited number of voicemail to text
conversions. The first month of service is free. For additional information or
to subscribe, please contact your nearest Rogers Wireless retailer or visit

    An online demonstration of the Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by
SpinVox service is available at

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and
data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless
provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly
advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming
in more than 200 countries around the world with its GSM based services,
Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada
utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit

    About SpinVox

    SpinVox® brought together the two most popular methods of communication
- voice and text - and created a new category of messaging called
Voice-to-Screen™. Its award-winning service is now making everyday
communication simpler and more powerful, creating new recurring revenues for
wireless, landline, cable and VoP carriers as well as service providers and
web partners. SpinVox has already launched its service with Cincinnati Bell,
Sasktel, Telstra, Vodacom South Africa, Rogers and Six Apart and announced
deals with Alltel, Vodafone Spain and Skype. As a managed service provider any
network or service can rapidly and cost-effectively implement SpinVox.
    At the heart of SpinVox is its Voice Message Conversion System™
(VMCS), which works by combining state-of-the-art speech technologies with a
live-learning language process. VMCS is being rolled-out across four
continents in four languages - English, French, Spanish and German.(1) Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox service available in the
        following Ontario exchanges: 416, 647, 905, 289, 613, 519 and 705
    (2) According to StatsCan 2006 Census