I bet we could all use a reminder from time to time and what could be better than to receive a recorded call with your own voice that is reminding you at a scheduled time? Phonevite takes the concept a bit further by offering anyone the ability to record messages on the Phonevite website or by phone and send that message not only to one number but up to 25 numbers at once in the free version.
It can be used to send reminders and alerts to your phone so that you are reminded about a specific event in the future but it can also be used to send invites or reminders to a bunch of people. The service is currently only available to users that live in the United States of America who can send and receive messages by phone. It is however possible to record a message on the website and send it to individuals that live in the United States which makes it a nice tool for everyone who wants to contact someone in the USA.
A microphone is required to record messages on the website directly. Those messages are saved on the Internet and can be sent to phone numbers later on. Phone numbers can be added manually or taken from so called phone groups that contain a number of saved phone numbers. It would make sense for example to have a family and friends groups in there.
One interesting feature is the RSVP one. RSVP means Répondez s'il vous plaît which means something like Reply Please. Recipients can be asked to reply to the message with a Yes, No or Maybe which comes in handy for invitations or meetings.
Calls can be scheduled but premium messages will always be prioritized over free messages which could mean that the free messages get delayed until the premium calls have been completed.
The main differences between free and premium accounts beside prioritization is the amount of simultaneous calls. Premium accounts can make up to 2000 calls at once while free accounts have a 25 call limit. On the other hand each Premium call costs $0.05.
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