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Amazon.com and AT&T providing free Voice Shopping Application on Mobile Phones!

From: Frederick, Robert <fredrick@amazon.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 16:47:27 -0800
Message-ID: <B98DDEB7FB0B2748B6DF5B6B8DF66106AC0308@ex-mail-04.ant.amazon.com>
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> If you have AT&T Wireless Service, here's how to access the application:
> 
> 1. Dial #121
> 2. At the Main Menu, say Shopping or Amazon.com.
> 3. At the Amazon.com menu, say Search.
> 4. Enter the first four letters of a keyword. (You can say the letters, but typing the keypad for each letter seems to work the best)
> 5. Say your keyword.
> 6. Choose the product category that the keyword is in, ie books, music,
> dvd, etc.
> 7. Choose a search result by saying the search result number.
> 8. Hear Product Information.
> 9. Say Search to start over, Buy to attempt to buy the product using your phone number and credit card number, or Similar Products to get a list of similar products.
> 
> Amazon.com is offering more than All product Search:
> 
> 1. Search by keyword.
> 2. Search by store.
> 3. Search by ISBN.
> 4. Search by a CD/Tape's barcode or UPC number.
> 5. Editor's Choice (A list of albums chosen by Amazon's music editors)
> 6. Bestsellers by store (books, music, dvd, etc.)
> 
> You can even create a PIN by visiting http://www.amazon.com/anywhere, but it isn't even necessary if you already have an Amazon.com account.
> 
> It's not the same thing as the website, but it does offer another choice of UI for people with disabilities and those who want information without having to go online/boot up their PC first. It is being marketed for wireless users, though. 
> 
> I'm very interested in hearing what others think about Voice Based Commerce applications and whether this is something of interest to this community. There is also a similar offering on the Freedom Box, but this is the first time that something like this is being offered on a regular cell phone.
> 
> -RF
> 
Received on Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:47:59 GMT

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