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Travelers Don’t Need A Smartphone To Get Translations From Professional Linguists

Travelers Don’t Need A Smartphone To Get Translations From Professional Linguists
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Muuzii users can receive language translations via SMS rather than through an app.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 9 july 2014

If you need something translated right away but don’t have a smartphone or have no desire to download any translation apps, mobile language translation service Muuzii may just be the answer to your problem.

Through Muuzii, users can request for a translation of any text by simply sending an SMS. Users don’t need a smartphone since there’s no app involved.

Founded by Eric and Lin Fang, Muuzii started out as a service that helps people talk to each other in English and Chinese. In 2013, the mobile language translation and learning service teamed up with AT&T; to bring the service to the US, so now folks in North America can now avail of the service.

Muuzii has two types of service – Muuzii Message and Muuzii Speak. To use Muuzii Message, users just need to send the desired words or phrases they want translated via text message, and within seconds they will receive an accurate translation in English, Chinese, or Spanish. To use Muuzii Speak, users will need an MMS-enabled mobile phone and send a recording of the phrase to get the correct translation.

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In a press release, Muuzii CEO Eric Fang said,

Muuzii is a new kind of tool for practical day-to-day conversation. In the workplace, in a business setting, at a physician’s office – anywhere language is a barrier, subscribers can simply ‘speak Muuzii’ to communicate with ease and confidence. It’s right there in your pocket when you need it.

Aside from the fact that this translation tool can be utilized via your run-of-the-mill mobile phone, it also offers highly accurate, conversational translations because it uses human linguists, not computers. Muuzii uses a patented technology and a team of linguists who are on-call 24/7 to assist their users with their translation requests. The service also has a growing database of common translation requests, and as more people use the service the better Muuzii becomes in terms of sending back translations.

Fang also added,

The U.S. is a diverse society, and we need to be able to communicate in an easy way. Think about employers with a multi-lingual workforce or multi-lingual crew out in the field – Muuzii will transform how safely, efficiently and effectively they get the job done.
Universal language translation isn’t futuristic – it’s already here, affordable and just a text away.

Muuzii is currently available by subscription on the AT&T; wireless network and will expand to other carriers in North and South America in the next few months. The company is also looking to add more languages to its services.

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Source: VentureBeat

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