Partners With Shoutmail to Add Free Voice and Wireless Access to Its E-mail Service (NASDAQ: MAIL), a leading global provider of Internet messaging services to the business and consumer markets, today announced a partnership with, a provider of Internet-telephone applications. This strategic partnership allows members to listen and reply to their e-mail messages from any telephone or cell phone.

    "Partnering with further expands our suite of advanced messaging features and strengthens our strategy of offering a fully integrated communications portal to our members," said Lon Otremba, chief operating officer for

    Through this partnership, members will be able to dial a local phone number and access their e-mail via voice (text-to-speech) or by using a WAP (wireless access protocol) smart phone's text interface. Using any telephone device, members can then reply to their e-mail by recording voice messages, which appear as voice-attachments on e-mail messages. provides members with hundreds of local phone numbers throughout the country, so the phone calls are free.

    "With this added feature from our members will have the ability to turn their phone into an Internet messaging appliance for free, giving our members greater options in keeping in touch with the information that is important to them, anywhere they may be and at anytime of the day. It really is where e-mail is going," added Otremba.

    "The beauty of is that it gave Web access to your e-mail, eliminating the need for a desktop client. Now, will let make e-mail even more ubiquitous by extending its reach to the phone," said President and CEO Jacob Guedalia. "The integration with validates's technology platform.'s technology can work with any Partner's e-mail, to phone-enable their e-mail accounts, both POP-3 compliant and proprietary services."

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