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U.S. Cellular launches Voice Services

CHICAGO-U.S. Cellular Corp. launched a nationwide service, which it calls Voice Services, providing its subscribers with voice activated dialing and voice information services.

Customers who sign up for the service will be able to input contact information for the service into a personal address book either verbally though a phone, manually through U.S. Cellular’s Web site or by synchronizing an existing book from one’s own computer.

Once set up, users will be able to dial a three-digit number to activate the system, say “go to voice dialer,” and provide the name or phone number of the person they wish to call. Customers can also make multiple phone calls without disconnecting or logging out of the system and without dialing another number.

including news, weather, sports, stock quotes, traffic updates, driving directions, flight information and movie times that can be read back in a specified order.

“Because consumer use more than 50 percent of their monthly minutes while traveling in a car, this service also allows for safer access to information and dialing,” said Alan Ferber, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular.

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