Blackberry users can now enjoy protection against voicemail hacking thanks to new software just announced by specialist voice messaging company Hullomail.
SmartVoicemail for Blackberry smartphones allows users to block all “call-in access” to voicemails and users can also receive notifications when an attempt has been made to access their voicemail without authorisation.
Messages will only be allowed to be accessed through the Hullomail app or via an email address.
The messaging company say that the software is “a reaction to the general public’s vulnerability, which was only recently revealed by the high-profile phone hacking scandals.”
Andy Munarriz, founder and CEO of HulloMail said: “We felt it was important to offer subscribers an additional safeguard to their current voicemail service, following the high profile cases.”
“Now, with Access Control activated any call to the HulloMail voicemail service is instantly detected and the user notified immediately – a service that is not available from mobile network operators and other third party voicemail providers.”
The app for Android and iPhones has been available to customers since October and enforces pin access for users who want to dial in to check their voicemail.
The core software works by setting up a conditional divert which answers all calls when a user is unavailable or outside of coverage.
Users can then decide how they want to listen to their message, by downloading and keeping them, via email as an mp3 or by calling in.
Once a message has been received, the Hullomail software updates icons on the screen and also tells users who the message is from.
Users can also access messages through the Hullomail web portal.
The software is available for £5.99 in the UK.