The beta period is over and VoiceCentral is now available to the general public. We planned to release it Friday, but there was an issue on the web server that caused us to delay until today. Everyone that registered to be notified of the public release will be receiving an activation e-mail to the address they provided during sign up. But for anyone who hasn’t previously registered, feel free to register now!
We would love to give everyone free and unlimited access to VoiceCentral Black Swan, but unfortunately we have significant costs in providing this service. Aside from R&D costs, Google bills us monthly for the amount of data our users access above a certain threshold. In order to still provide a “free” alternative, we have released two versions of Black Swan: a Free (ad-supported) version and a Premium Subscription.
The free version provides all of the core features for the casual user. It allows you to import contacts from your Google account, search your contacts within VoiceCentral, and dial those contacts using Google Voice or your iPhone. It provides you with easy access your 20 most recent voicemails, calls, and SMS conversations. You can listen to voicemails as well as read their transcriptions. The SMS functionality lets you create messages or reply to existing conversations. It has advertisements so we can keep control of our costs and we appreciate your support on that front!
If the Free version can do all that, why did we create a Premium version? A Premium Subscription removes the ads and allows access to additional features:
- Unlimited number of voicemails, calls, and SMS conversations
- Contact Photos
- Billing History
- Do Not Disturb
- And one of our most requested features: a custom Favorites list providing fast, simple access to the contacts you choose.
To learn more about both versions, please visit the features page. Regardless of the version you choose, we look forward to your feedback and hope you enjoy VoiceCentral Black Swan.