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YouMail answers 1 billion calls

The Irvine-based smartphone service reaches 50 million callers and receives $12.5 million in funding.

By Karly BarkerPublished: July 08, 2011

Irvine-based cloud-communications company YouMail announced yesterday it has reached a milestone of 1 billion phone calls answered through its visual voicemail service for smartphones. The service provides more than 50 million costumers with a multi-platform social voicemail program for Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Web OS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5 users. The number of calls answered by the service has more than doubled since September 2010.

“I’m proud to say this call-volume milestone means that our Visual Voicemail Plus service has answered the phone on behalf of our users more than a billion times,” said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. “And it’s all driven by consumer demand for feature-rich voicemail on their smartphones from a provider that treats callers well and lets users have complete control over their voicemail.”

In addition to YouMail’s newfound success, the company also disclosed that it received $12.5 million in funding from three California investors, including Irvine-based Tech Coast Angels, as well as VantagePoint Capital Partners and Siemer Ventures.

“We invest in transformative companies that have long-term growth potential and sustainable differentiation,” said Pat Gallagher, a partner with VantagePoint. “YouMail has built a sizable business on the back of a single communication application, which is why we’re eager to help YouMail accelerate that growth and roll out a robust set of consumer applications on its platform.”

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