DriveSafe.ly Announces Full Commercial Launch of Mobile Application That Reduces the Dangers of "Texting While Driving"

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Free mobile application reads text messages and emails aloud and automatically responds without users touching the mobile phone while driving.

The problem of texting while driving is already huge and steadily growing

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DriveSafe.ly, a free mobile application that reads text messages (SMS) and emails aloud and automatically responds, will officially launch on September 23, 2009. After several months of beta testing, DriveSafe.ly is ready to launch a full version of its application, which will be universally available as a free download for consumers. This free, easy-to-use application was designed specifically to help combat the dangerous, often deadly trend of "texting while driving." The full version will offer more robust features and functionality than the beta version such as a more diverse word bank, a variety of additional options and a whole new look.

Developed by iSpeech.org founder Heath Ahrens, DriveSafe.ly utilizes iSpeech.org software as a service (SaaS) to convert text into the highest quality speech available and automatically reads incoming text and email messages aloud through a mobile phone's speaker or Bluetooth. In addition, DriveSafe.ly can automatically send a response to every incoming email and text message, letting senders know that the recipient is driving and will respond upon arrival at his or her destination. Users can customize or disable their auto-response message and change it as often as desired.

"The problem of texting while driving is already huge and steadily growing," said Ahrens. "With the advent of mobile email and text messaging, people are constantly reading and typing messages out on their mobile device, even while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, people's lives are put at risk by distracted driving every time we text or email while operating a vehicle. We developed DriveSafe.ly to allow people to stay connected via text messages and emails, but to do so in a responsible and safe way."

DriveSafe.ly features one-touch activation, making it truly hands free and easy for drivers to turn on before driving. The free application reads up to 25-words per message, reads text message and email shorthand and features a text auto-responder. A premium version is also available for a one-time $13.95 charge for the life of your phone, or by subscription at $3.95 per month. "DriveSafe.ly Pro" features the choice of a female or male voice and a text and email auto-responder. The premium version also delivers 500-word maximum message reads and eliminates ad-supported messages. Premium users will only receive essential service messages.

Both versions are Bluetooth compatible and work with a growing number of mobile phones from all service providers. Beta testers and new users can download the application to their BlackBerry and Android-powered ("Google phone") mobile devices by visiting http://www.DriveSafe.ly. Beta versions are also available for Windows Mobile and the iPhone.

About DriveSafe.ly
DriveSafe.ly is a revolutionary mobile phone application that reads text messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without users touching their mobile phone. Developed by iSpeech.org founder, Heath Ahrens, DriveSafe.ly utilizes iSpeech.org software as a service (SaaS) to convert text into the highest quality speech available in hopes of eliminating the danger created by the growing number of Americans who text while they drive. For more information or to download the life saving product please visit http://www.DriveSafe.ly.

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