TweetCall has you dial 1-877-TWEET-CALL and leave a voice message that is transcribed right into the Twitter stream. At first I thought, wait a second, this isn’t hooked to my account? Well reading further they ask you to select a pin number to associate and secure your account.
I questioned how well they could transcribe, and while you mileage will vary, they do state:
TweetCall’s transcription is superior to voice recognition
Accuracy is essential when communicating with your friends, one typo could ruin your reputation. TweetCall is powered by Quicktate‘s highly accurate transcription service, which uses humans to proofread all messages for proper syntax, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation before they are submitted. Stop typing, start talking!
I went ahead and headed to the login page. I anticipated oAuth but it simply asked for my Twitter username and password. You are provided a random pin number (which you can change and must be 4-10 numbers long). You must also associate a phone number with the account.
Now this confused me since they said you could share your Twitter account and pin with multiple people, but would it work from any phone then? I would think not. If they went by pin only then they have limited reach in service. So placing the phone number and pin number are important.
The idea is the ability to not use text to send tweets, great for bluetooth. Also to increase citizen journalism. Of course, learn how to count your characters when you talk to stay within 140 characters.