Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Haseeb Ahmed0
Warid Buzz: An IVR based Voice Blogging Service
We all are familiar with the standard type or blogging but recently Warid has set out to promote a much unfamiliar type of blogging community in Pakistan. The new services started by Warid know as “Warid Buzz” is an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) based voice blogging service which would allow its corporate customer to setup their own channels by dialing to 2989, which would be assigned a unique ID, which they would pass on to their followers or audience. Publishers would be charged at Rs.300/month while their audience would be charged as low as 10 paisas/minute.
Published have to dial 2898 to record their messages while the listener dial to 2899 to listen to the published content. Read more here, at Warid’s own website. The Press Release is as follows:
[Lahore, March]: Warid Telecom, leading the way of innovation in Pakistan’s telecom industry, has launched the “Warid Buzz” app specially focused towards its corporate customers.
“Warid Buzz” is an innovative service by Warid Telecom which allows users to record their information on an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) channel and their followers and audiences can dial in to listen whenever they want to. This is an interesting platform for customers looking into opportunities for voice blogging.
Warid Telecom’s corporate customers can dial 2898 and record voice messages for their audiences. All voice publishers will be assigned a unique ID which they can share with their respective audience and followers; audiences can utilize the ID to listen to the recorded message. This enables the publishers to freely utilize the service to record messages as only their audience will have access to the publisher’s ID.
For example, Warid Corporate customers can dial the publisher code 2898 and record voice updates for their clients to listen to. Clients can listen to the recorded buzz by dialing in to the listener code 2899 and entering the Corporate’s unique ID.
Publishers dial 2898 to record their message
Listeners dial 2899 and listen to the content posted by publishers
Multiple people can dial in at the same time to listen to the recording
For publishers: Rs.300+tax/month
For listeners: 10 paisas/minute