LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Outspoken, the largest B2C mobile messaging company in the U.S., today announced the expansion of its mobile marketing platform to support connectivity to Google Voice™1 Subscribers. Outspoken’s clients will now be able to send their Google Voice™ customers text message notifications like sales, events and coupon alerts as well as Passbook passes.
Launched in 2009, Google Voice™ is a voicemail service that lets users send unlimited text messages for free, personalize their voicemail, hear voicemail text transcripts, screen calls, and more.
Although nearly 4 Million subscribers have been enjoying the many perks of Google Voice™, they have also been deprived of one key feature – B2C text messaging.
Historically, users could engage in peer-to-peer communication, but when it came to sending and receiving text alerts from their favorite brands and businesses, they were left in the dark. Today, Outspoken has officially lifted the gates, enabling marketers across the US to begin engaging with their Google Voice™ customers via its messaging platform.
Whether it’s receiving a low balance notification from a bank, alert that a cab driver has arrived, weekly lunch special from a local pizzeria, or flash sale from a favorite retailer, text message alerts have become an integral part of consumers’ daily lives.
“We deliver over 3 billion messages per year and we’ve seen a steady growth in the number of attempts to deliver messages to Google Voice users. They were unable to receive texts from their favorite brands,” said Alek Zdziarski, Chief Technology Officer of Outspoken. “We’re now proud to offer that ability to our clients enabling them to engage with Google Voice users along with other mobile phone users.”
For more information, visit Outspoken.com.
Outspoken is the most experienced SMS and MMS messaging platform in the U.S., combining high-volume text message aggregation with a rich-media messaging platform that enables brands to engage with consumers via their mobile devices. As the original pioneer in mobile video and direct-carrier-connected aggregation, the company now powers the messaging campaigns for thousands of businesses that leverage its advanced platform to increase customer awareness, engagement and lifetime value. Outspoken is headquartered in Los Angeles and is backed by Silver Lake Sumeru.
For more information, visit www.outspoken.com.
1 Google Voice (TM) is a Trademark of Google, Inc. and is used here to refer to the Google, Inc. product itself. Outspoken has no affiliation with Google, Inc. and Google, Inc. has not endorsed this Outspoken Service.