Bell first in Canada to launch Visual Voicemail service on BlackBerry smartphones

Dec 23, 2009

      Service allows Bell Mobility clients to visually manage voicemail
         on their BlackBerry smartphones, without calling into their
                               voicemail boxes

MONTREAL, Dec. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the Canadian introduction of Visual Voicemail on select BlackBerry smartphones from Bell Mobility, offering clients easy voicemail management and synchronization without calling into their voicemail box.

"Visual Voicemail provides Bell Mobility clients a convenient way to manage voicemail by being able to choose which messages to listen to according to their own priorities," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. "Being first in Canada to deliver the Visual Voicemail service on BlackBerry smartphones is another example of how Bell Mobility enables clients to do more things in more places."

Visual Voicemail allows clients to listen to their voice messages in any order, and once received on their handsets, they can access them at any time, even in areas without wireless coverage, such as airplanes or subways. The service automatically synchronizes voice messages on a client's BlackBerry smartphone with those in their voice mailbox, so if the client deletes a message on their handset, the message is also deleted from the voice mailbox.

By providing the flexibility to choose the order in which messages are reviewed, Visual Voicemail offers clients an easy and convenient way to manage voicemail according to their individual priorities. Clients can use Visual Voicemail to review, delete and forward messages as well as save important messages directly to the device's internal memory or MicroSD/SDHC memory card. The service also enables clients to respond to voicemail either by text message or a voice call.

Visual Voicemail works on both HSPA and EVDO networks in Canada and worldwide and is now available on the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700, BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630, BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 and BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition™ smartphones and is expected to be available on additional BlackBerry smartphone models in the future.

Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry smartphones is available for $8 per month. Please visit for more information.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

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