Alltel and Nuance Announce Voice2Text

Alltel Wireless and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance’s Dragon Voicemail to Text is powering Alltel’s Voice2Text service. With Voice2Text, mobile phones on the Alltel network can receive transcribed voice messages as text messages delivered directly to the subscribers’ message inbox.

“Carriers like Alltel need innovative voice services that meet the demands of dynamic mobile consumers,” said John Pollard, vice president and general manager, voice-to-text services, Nuance Mobile. “Dragon Voicemail to Text takes a must-have service like voicemail and delivers it with the speed and convenience required in today's messaging environment."

Alltel’s Voice2Text service greatly simplifies the voicemail experience. Customers can now read their voice messages as texts right on their mobile phone without the need for passwords or voice prompts. And because it’s a text message, subscribers can quickly and easily respond to friends, family or colleagues via text. Voice2Text features the same accurate and reliable Dragon voice recognition technology used in the renowned Dragon Mobile apps and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Messages can be stored or forwarded, and subscribers can still hear the original voicemail recording if needed.

“Our subscribers love the simplicity of our Voice2Text service. They can quickly and easily respond to their messages without having to wait or listen to voice prompts,” said Scott Moody, Alltel vice president of marketing, Alltel Wireless.


Alltel’s Voice2Text service is currently available for a free 60-day trial, and then available for $2.99 per month. To learn more, visit For more information on Nuance’s voice-to-text offerings, visit

About Alltel Wireless

Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), doing business as Alltel Wireless, is a wireless telecommunications provider serving customers in six states. Headquartered in Little Rock, AR., AWCC is a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI). For more information, please visit or

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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