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SpinVox Offers New Guidelines to Help Users Practice 'Safe Text'
Date:8/18/2008

Text-Related Injuries on the Rise

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SpinVox, the leader in voice-to-content messaging, today issued new guidelines to help mobile users practice 'safe text' in light of a dramatic rise in text-related accidents.

With more than 363 billion text messages sent last year in the US alone (CTIA), there is growing concern over individuals who text while conducting activities that require full attention. A growing number of injuries and outright tragedies have underscored the dangers associated with texting while on the go. Driving and cycling pose the greatest danger, but even such routine tasks as cooking and walking on a sidewalk can lead to serious injury when mixed with the distraction of text messaging.

"There is an increasing amount of injuries -- some minor, some severe, some even fatal -- related to text messaging while on the go," said Daniel Doulton, SpinVox Co-Founder and CSO. "People are not paying enough attention to their surroundings. You need to quickly read your message, then use voice to content services to reply back."

According to a recent report published by The American College of Emergency Physicians, America is facing a significant increase in the number of serious accidents and injuries that are directly related to people who become distracted from everyday activities and surroundings by text messaging. Some of the most common text-related injuries include bruises and concussions from bumping into lamp posts and household furniture, twisted ankles from falling off curbs -- which Valerie Jarrett, aid to Barack Obama, can attest to -- and whiplash from car accidents.

SpinVox issued the following guidelines to help consumers practice safe text:

1. Before texting, survey your surroundings. If there is a chance of something striking you, such as a ball near a basketball court, move to a safer location.

2. Never text while your body's in motion. Texting while driving can be fatal, but even a sidewalk can present many hidden dangers to the distracted. You could walk into a telephone pole, trip on a crack in the concrete, or skate into a dog's leash.

3. Don't just consider your own safety -- consider the safety of others as well. You may think you're safe from serious injury while texting on the go, but more serious injuries could result from walking into a small child or an older person with a cane. Never text when you have younger children with you -- it is easy to get "lost" in a cell phone screen.

4. Don't text while in the middle of cooking, mowing the lawn or other dangerous chores.

5. Take advantage of new voice-to-content services such as SpinVox, which allow users to speak messages that are then converted to text and delivered simultaneously to as many people as they want.

"Voice-to-content technology is helping mobile users leverage the power of their voices to communicate electronically," continued Mr. Doulton. "With SpinVox, mobile users can get the word out faster and easier than ever while reducing the possibility of hurting themselves or others."

With SpinVox's innovative service, which automatically converts voice messages into text, mobile users can more easily communicate without taking their eyes off the road or their surroundings.

Anyone can get SpinVox by visiting http://www.spinvox.com. SpinVox is available to Alltel and Cincinnati Bell subscribers as an unlimited service for $5.99 per month. SpinVox is free to anyone wishing to use the service to update their blog or social network.

About SpinVox

SpinVox(R) brought together the two most popular methods of communication -- voice and text -- and created a new category of messaging called Voice-to-Screen(TM). Its award-winning service is now making everyday communication simpler and more powerful, creating new recurring revenues for wireless, landline, cable and VOIP carriers as well as service providers and web partners. SpinVox has already launched its service with Alltell, Cincinnati Bell, Sasktel, Rogers, Telstra, Vodacom South Africa and Six Apart and announced deals with Vodafone Spain and Skype. As a managed service provider any network or service can rapidly and cost-effectively implement SpinVox.

At the heart of SpinVox is its Voice Message Conversion System(TM) (VMCS), which works by combining state-of-the-art speech technologies with a live- learning language process. VMCS is being rolled-out across four continents in four languages -- English, French, Spanish and German.


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