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Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemails

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Sprint announced today that they are making leaving and receiving voice mails more fun. Available to both postpaid Sprint customers and prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin mobile customers, the new avatars are free and can be shared with anyone, on any network or via SMS, email or Facebook.

With a variety of free avatars and backgrounds that sync with your voice for up to 20 seconds (2 minutes for premium subscribers), the characters are designed to be fun and unique with a wide range of options from animals to zombies, aliens, sock puppets and human characters. Background options include scenery like offices, beaches, parks as well as words like Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations and more.

Currently, there are 12 free avatars and 12 backgrounds. Sprint says they intend to release more free and paid avatars and backgrounds over time.

The service is currently only supported on select Boost Mobile/Virgin Mobile Android devices: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S3. Both prepaid and postpaid Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and above will be eligible for the update to use avatars in mid-September.

The postpaid compatibility list is a little longer and includes the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC EVO 4G LTE and HTC One.

For a preview how the avatars will work, click here.