Cingular Partners with Tellme for Enhanced 411
The NYT reports Cingular has partnered with Tellme to enhance the network’s 411 information service using Tellme’s voice recognition technology.
The new Cingular service will permit subscribers to ask questions for a broader set of queries than traditional directory lookup. For example, it will be possible to find movie times and locations and to purchase tickets and obtain driving directions. Information can be delivered as text-to-speech or as a simple text message delivered to the cellphone.