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Kirusa Ties Airtel, Tigo & Vodafone to Offer Voice SMS Service in Ghana

  By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Many times people don’t feel like keying in an SMS. Kirusa (News - Alert), a developer of mobile social media and a value-added service provider, offers a Voice SMS service to send voice SMS without typing. It’s fun and easy!

Kirusa recently launched its Exchange Voice SMS messages, a hosted service, for millions of telecom consumers in Ghana. The number of Voice SMS messages has continued to increase every month since launch of the Exchange Service, further illustrating the value of providing a seamless service to users.

Kirusa's platforms are deployed with more than 30 mobile carriers across four continents and and process more than one billion calls every month.

With Kirusa's Exchange service, uses will be able to send on-net and off-net Voice SMS messages across Airtel, Tigo and Vodafone (News - Alert) withi in Ghana.  Kirusa's Exchange service has allowed the three mobile operators to adopt an interoperable service for Voice SMS.

Inderpal Singh Mumick (News - Alert), CEO, Kirusa said, “The mobile subscribers of Airtel, Tigo & Vodafone are observing a rich and integrated Voice SMS experience regardless of the carrier of the sender or recipient of a Voice SMS. Kirusa's Exchange service facilitates the first retrieval of all Voice SMSes for free, even if the sender belongs to any of the other two carriers, by dialing a single short code, *0* All other features of Voice SMS are available for users, regardless of the source or destination of the message.”

Tara Squire, head of consumer marketing at Vodafone Ghana agrees. Squire said in a statement, "The Exchange Service speaks to the needs of our customers by being convenient and easy to use; the service is innovative and gives a great customer experience on our network."

Mrinal Roy, chief operating officer of Airtel (News - Alert) Ghana, said, "Today customers are increasingly looking at carriers for adding to their convenience. This service comes as a high value-add and we are happy customers have responded well.”

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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