Time Warner Cable launches VoiceZone apps

Subscribers can use remote controls for call forwarding, muting home phones
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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) launched VoiceZone apps for computers, mobile devices and its digital cable platform to allow its voice customers to access voicemails and control caller-ID-to-the-TV settings.

The MSO said its VoiceZone on TV app lets subscribers use their cable remote controls to send incoming calls to voicemail. "For a particularly engrossing program, you can also turn on 'No Calls Now,' which prevents any further phone interruptions by turning off the ringers on all home phones as well as Caller ID prompts until the show ends," Ingrid Simunic, Time Warner Cable senior director of voice/product management, wrote on the company blog Thursday.

Time Warner Cable is also offering a VoiceZone Connect that subscribers can download to PCs or Macs to view incoming call notifications, send calls directly to voicemail or forward calls to a different number. Subscribers that have downloaded the My TWC app for the iPhone and Android phones can access VoiceZone through those mobile apps, the MSO added.

Several pay TV providers offer subscribers apps that are similar to VoiceZone, including Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Cox Communications and AT&T (NYSE: T).

For more:
- see the blog post

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