Monthly Archives: December 2009

Dial2Do wishes a Very Happy Christmas to all our Beta Users

By now you might have noticed that there’s been a few things happening this week at Dial2Do. We have spruced up our website, added new content and a shiny new video to explain how it works, and switched on our paid service. We also quietly made some improvements to the way Dial2Do works for you when you phone it.

And finally, we gave a Christmas Gift to all our Beta users who have helped get us to this point – one year’s free subscription to the new Dial2Do Pro service! We are extremely grateful for all the comments, feedback and suggestions from our Beta users over the last twelve months – so we’re keen to keep you all with us! Please keep up the feedback and critical comments – it helps us make a better service for everyone.

Here’s a quick summary of what we’ve been doing:

  • New Site, content and naming: Now with added colour and cars! 🙂 We’ll be promoting the service as the Handsfree Assistant for drivers in 2010 and beyond.  There’s a new area to help you learn more about Dial2Do before you try it. Complete with shiny new video!
  • Payments: Dial2Do now has a free service and a Pro Service. When you sign up for the free service, you get one month of the Pro service to let you get a feel for what it can do for you. At the end of the month, if you’re not convinced, you can stay with the free service, which lets you manage your reminders (one of our most popular services). The Pro service costs either $3.99 a month, or $39.99 for the year, and lets you use everything Dial2Do has to offer. Full details on the Free and Pro services here.
  • Conversational commands. You can now speak a little more naturally if you like when talking to Dial2Do. For example, to send a text, you used to do this:

You: “Text”

Dial2Do: “Text. Ok. Text who?”

You: “Aunt Marge”

Dial2Do: “OK. Ready to text Aunt Marge….”

Now you can just do this:

You: “Text Aunt Marge”

Dial2Do” “OK, ready to text Aunt Marge….”

Full details of the new style and some of the options here.

Finally – we’ll be at CES show in January in Las Vegas, Baby! We’ll be exhibiting in the Distracted Driving Zone. So – if you want to meet or chat to the Dial2Do Team at the event, please drop a line.

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Dial2do Scoops Mobile Excellence Award!

We’re a winner!!

OK, belatedly, it’s time to update everyone formally that Dial2Do scooped the “Best Mobile International” awards at the Mobile Excellence Awards in Los Angeles a few weeks back. Ivan Mac Donald, Dial2Do CEO, was on hand to collect the award and bring it back to base where it now has pride of place in the Dial2Do Boardroom.

We’ve had a very busy year at Dial2Do HQ, and so this was a fantastic acknowledgement of the work the whole Dial2Do Team have put in so far in 2009.

As for new news – we have quite a few announcements coming down the tracks over the next few weeks. We’ll be exhibiting at CES in January (more on that later) – so let us know if you would like to meet up and discuss ways we might work together.

Full details on all our fellow award winners here.