I personally think others should try http://phone.yahoo.com
(1-800-MY-Yahoo). I'm not willing to give more money to AOL.
You can check and replay to email by phone and do other newsy things via
TellMe is still the cool pure-play site (as mentioned by Adam and Rohit
previously). I think the 2 minute free call is still there too. In their
earlier days (a few months ago), they sent me a T-shirt for using the
service. How nice.
> From: "Stephen D. Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <FoRK@xent.com>; <email@example.com>
> > $4.95, 800 number, speech recognition (but not yet for composing), fairly
> > text to speech with reasonable inflection.
> > Allows you to read your email (but not intelligent choices of which
> > get weather, sports, headlines, shopping, and interestingly 'phone call'.
> > Weather was interesting because it somehow knew I was in Las Vegas when I
> > called with my Virginia mobile phone.
> > 'Phone Call' allows you to make a 2 min call to anywhere, free, while in
> > middle of a browsing session. It offers to call the sender of email.
> > explore that yet.)
> > Poor performance with interruption even though it invites you to do so,
> but I
> > was mostly using speakerphone to demo it.
> > To cover the long distance (i.e. 800 charges) including payphone surcharge
> > ($0.30 as per FCC; they invite you to use it from payphones), and the
> > phone calls (ok, LD is nominally $0.06/min now), along with the capital
> > that will be needed to handle this for a large number of users, this is
> > reasonably impressive. I think it's cool for the price/performance and
> > AOL thinks it's now scalable enough to start selling with popups. Anyone
> > who's technology they're using?
> > There seem to be many voice competitors suddenly.
> > sdw
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