Mobile VAS provider Techzone has extended its Magic Voice service to telecom operators like Uninor (across India) and Airtel (Chennai). The service was previously launched on Idea Cellular (Tamil Nadu & Chennai circle) and the company plans to roll out the service across all mobile operators in the next six months.
Magic Voice is an IVR application that allows users to change their voice in different ways in real time while making a phone call. One can also toggle voices between the conversations by pressing any digit from 1-9 to use other voices. The service currently provides 30 different voice options including Bugs Bunny, Monster, Tweety bird, Don, Donald Duck, Male, Female & Kid and Baby among others. It also plans to add Facebook Integration to the service, through which users can upload the entire conversation to their Facebook Timeline.
Deployments: The company says that the service developed by its international division BlackNGreen and the product has already been deployed in 22 countries including Indonesia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and Nigeria, among others with plans to deploy the service in Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Zambia, Sudan and Cameron in the future. Techzone also claims that the service already has 40 million users globally, which includes 40,000 active users in India.
It’s currently not clear on how one can register for the service. We have contacted Techzone and would update the post once we receive a response. Subscribers on Idea network however can dial the short code 56060 and select a voice in which they want to communicate with their friends and family. Once they select the voice, they can dial the receiver’s number. The service is priced at Rs 1 per minute, on Idea cellular network. We are not sure as to why telecom operators have rolled out the service in select few circles, since in our opinion, the service will have a mass appeal.
While we weren’t able to try the Magic Voice service, since it was not available in our network, we are a bit curious on whether there is a lag between what is being said and what is being heard, since even a few seconds lag will result in disruption in the conversation. The company however claims that it uses high end Digital Signal Processing for seamless voice changes and the service can handle unlimited number of voice changing calls simultaneously.
There are several prank calls app available across various operating system. In a quick look, we were able to find apps like Simple Voice Changer, Funny Call, Best Voice Changer, among others on Android phone that allows users change voice during a call.