Sunday, October 8, 2006

Tellme Expands 411 Capabilities for Cingular

Tellme will provide an expanded unified directory assistance service for Cingular Wireless. The agreement signifies an expansion of the work Tellme has done with AT&T Wireless, now Cingular, in consumer services and directory assistance since 2001.

Cingular callers can use the 411 service to:

  • Search for wireline business, residential and government listings in Spanish and English

  • Opt to always receive listings by text message

  • Use reverse lookup to find who called if they have a number but not
    a name

  • Find movie show times, locations and purchase tickets

  • Access personalized turn-by-turn driving directions

  • Automatically reconnect to their last listing with the Callback History feature

Cingular also offers VoiceDial and VoiceInfo, additional services powered by Tellme.

VoiceDial provides hands-free calling by storing contacts in a network based address book and connecting to any contact by speaking their name or number. VoiceDial is integrated with 411, allowing callers to add listings from 411 directly to their VoiceDial address book.

VoiceInfo provides information and services for Cingular customers to use daily, such as wake-up calls, stock quotes, sports, weather, horoscopes, the Rowdy stock car portal and Instant Alibi, a pre-set phone call, and more.

The new 411 service will be available to all Cingular subscribers in the first part of 2007.