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Joseph J. Greenberg
July 1st 03, 02:22 PM
Can you please say a little more about this, including how I get access
Voice Command?

"O/Siris" > wrote in message
. ..
> Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
> > Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have
> > any clue where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be
> > found? Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision
> > phone? If it matters, in the NYC area.
>
> This isn't what you meant, but it's worth knowing:
>
> Traffic reports for the major thoroughfares in major metro areas are
> available through Voice Command, a seperate add-on service we provide. I
> use it all the time in the Chicago area. It only cites the interstates,
but
> it's still pretty handy.
>
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> O/Siris
> I work for Sprint
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>

Lawrence G. Mayka
July 1st 03, 02:23 PM
"Joseph J. Greenberg" > wrote in message
. net...
> Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have any clue
> where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be found?
> Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision phone? If it
> matters, in the NYC area.

If you are using the standard Vision browser, try

http://wireless.mapquest.com/wml

If you are using WebViewer, try

http://wireless.mapquest.com/Palm/v3.0/index.html

Jim-G
July 1st 03, 04:19 PM
Lawrence, I tried out that mapquest on the cell phone and it says at
Mapquest that service is no longer available.

Jim-G

Maokh
July 1st 03, 09:00 PM
I have a XHTML/WAP version of seattle area traffic. Usually the DOT in
your state has a few cameras and traffic flow maps in major areas. You
can recan this into a page suitable for your phone.

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Maokh
July 1st 03, 09:05 PM
Excuse my second post, but I do have a page perfect for driving
directions, yellow page lookups, places to eat, driving directions,
weather, movies, entertainment, etc. Its Yahoo Local Info:

http://wa.oa.yahoo.com/raw?dp=lbs

Bookmark it ... it'll save you money in 411 calls, which is probably
exactly why sprint doesn't provide a link on their portal to such
services.

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O/Siris
July 1st 03, 10:18 PM
Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
> Can you please say a little more about this, including how I get
> access Voice Command?
>
> "O/Siris" > wrote in message
> . ..
>> Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>>> Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have
>>> any clue where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be
>>> found? Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision
>>> phone? If it matters, in the NYC area.

Voice Command is an add-on service we provide. a 2-month trial, then it's
$5/month after that. Getting it is very, very simple. Dial *, then press
your TALK key. You get connected to the Voice Command automated system,
which has you wait a few seconds while Voice Command gets added to your
subscription. Then, you go through the menu system to set up as many as 500
names, and up to 5 numbers per name. Say you had a friend with a work phone
of 312-555-1212, and a cell number of 630-555-1212. You simply "add name",
say "John Doe" (Or "Johnny", if that's how you want to say him) a few times
for the system to confirm, then "add work number for John Doe" and say the
number. The system confirms, and now you can say "Call John Doe at work."
And off you go.

Voice Command includes a "Voice Web" of various features, and you're best
off checking them all out at http://www.talk.sprintpcs.com. The one that
interests you, traffic reports, can simply be accessed by dialing *, press
TALK, and then say "Call traffic." The system asks you for city and state,
and will list off the cities in its database if you want it to. In my
example, I simply say "Chicago, Illinois." And then it asks for a highway.
I can either use the I-number, or its accepted name. Like "Interstate 290"
or "Eisenhower Expressway." Both get me a listing of known closures and
roadwork in progress.

When I'm done, I simply say "goodbye." The system asks if I want it to hang
up. I say yes, and I'm done.

NOTE: This *is* a phone call. You use minutes doing it. Unlike some
Vision-compatible web site, if you have a Vision phone.

Whaddaya think? I like it. Quite a lot. Even though it's susceptible to
noise causing the system to think you're saying something if you're on
speakerphone.

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Lawrence G. Mayka
July 1st 03, 10:33 PM
"Jim-G" > wrote in message
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> Lawrence, I tried out that mapquest on the cell phone and it says at
> Mapquest that service is no longer available.

This URL

http://wireless.mapquest.com/Palm/v3.0/index.html

works on my desktop, and on WebViewer. It also works on the Vision browser
except that the picture-icons don't display properly.

JAC
July 2nd 03, 02:24 AM
You can get the same service (without the voice dialing) free through
several Internet services that you access via a phone number on your
SprintPCS phone.

Try HeyAnita: http://www.heyanita.com/voiceportal/voiceportal.asp

And TellMe: http://www.1-800-555-tell.com/

On Tue, 01 Jul 2003 21:18:35 GMT, "O/Siris" >
wrote:

>Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>> Can you please say a little more about this, including how I get
>> access Voice Command?
>>
>> "O/Siris" > wrote in message
>> . ..
>>> Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>>>> Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have
>>>> any clue where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be
>>>> found? Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision
>>>> phone? If it matters, in the NYC area.
>
>Voice Command is an add-on service we provide. a 2-month trial, then it's
>$5/month after that. Getting it is very, very simple. Dial *, then press
>your TALK key. You get connected to the Voice Command automated system,
>which has you wait a few seconds while Voice Command gets added to your
>subscription. Then, you go through the menu system to set up as many as 500
>names, and up to 5 numbers per name. Say you had a friend with a work phone
>of 312-555-1212, and a cell number of 630-555-1212. You simply "add name",
>say "John Doe" (Or "Johnny", if that's how you want to say him) a few times
>for the system to confirm, then "add work number for John Doe" and say the
>number. The system confirms, and now you can say "Call John Doe at work."
>And off you go.
>
>Voice Command includes a "Voice Web" of various features, and you're best
>off checking them all out at http://www.talk.sprintpcs.com. The one that
>interests you, traffic reports, can simply be accessed by dialing *, press
>TALK, and then say "Call traffic." The system asks you for city and state,
>and will list off the cities in its database if you want it to. In my
>example, I simply say "Chicago, Illinois." And then it asks for a highway.
>I can either use the I-number, or its accepted name. Like "Interstate 290"
>or "Eisenhower Expressway." Both get me a listing of known closures and
>roadwork in progress.
>
>When I'm done, I simply say "goodbye." The system asks if I want it to hang
>up. I say yes, and I'm done.
>
>NOTE: This *is* a phone call. You use minutes doing it. Unlike some
>Vision-compatible web site, if you have a Vision phone.
>
>Whaddaya think? I like it. Quite a lot. Even though it's susceptible to
>noise causing the system to think you're saying something if you're on
>speakerphone.

Jerome Zelinske
July 2nd 03, 04:42 AM
My phone has "Voice Commands", which includes voice dialing. So I
programmed a voice dial that calls voice command. That way I do not
have to uncover the keypad to make calls.


O/Siris wrote:
> Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>
>>Can you please say a little more about this, including how I get
>>access Voice Command?
>>
>>"O/Siris" > wrote in message
. ..
>>
>>>Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>>>
>>>>Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have
>>>>any clue where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be
>>>>found? Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision
>>>>phone? If it matters, in the NYC area.
>>>
>
> Voice Command is an add-on service we provide. a 2-month trial, then it's
> $5/month after that. Getting it is very, very simple. Dial *, then press
> your TALK key. You get connected to the Voice Command automated system,
> which has you wait a few seconds while Voice Command gets added to your
> subscription. Then, you go through the menu system to set up as many as 500
> names, and up to 5 numbers per name. Say you had a friend with a work phone
> of 312-555-1212, and a cell number of 630-555-1212. You simply "add name",
> say "John Doe" (Or "Johnny", if that's how you want to say him) a few times
> for the system to confirm, then "add work number for John Doe" and say the
> number. The system confirms, and now you can say "Call John Doe at work."
> And off you go.
>
> Voice Command includes a "Voice Web" of various features, and you're best
> off checking them all out at http://www.talk.sprintpcs.com. The one that
> interests you, traffic reports, can simply be accessed by dialing *, press
> TALK, and then say "Call traffic." The system asks you for city and state,
> and will list off the cities in its database if you want it to. In my
> example, I simply say "Chicago, Illinois." And then it asks for a highway.
> I can either use the I-number, or its accepted name. Like "Interstate 290"
> or "Eisenhower Expressway." Both get me a listing of known closures and
> roadwork in progress.
>
> When I'm done, I simply say "goodbye." The system asks if I want it to hang
> up. I say yes, and I'm done.
>
> NOTE: This *is* a phone call. You use minutes doing it. Unlike some
> Vision-compatible web site, if you have a Vision phone.
>
> Whaddaya think? I like it. Quite a lot. Even though it's susceptible to
> noise causing the system to think you're saying something if you're on
> speakerphone.
>

O/Siris
July 2nd 03, 09:04 AM
Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
> Can you please say a little more about this, including how I get
> access Voice Command?
>
> "O/Siris" > wrote in message
> . ..
>> Joseph J. Greenberg wrote:
>>> Perhaps an obvious question, but under SPCS' main menu, anyone have
>>> any clue where traffic reports, driving directions, and maps can be
>>> found? Alternatively, other sites that do this well on a vision
>>> phone? If it matters, in the NYC area.

Voice Command is an add-on service we provide. a 2-month trial, then it's
$5/month after that. Getting it is very, very simple. Dial *, then press
your TALK key. You get connected to the Voice Command automated system,
which has you wait a few seconds while Voice Command gets added to your
subscription. Then, you go through the menu system to set up as many as 500
names, and up to 5 numbers per name. Say you had a friend with a work phone
of 312-555-1212, and a cell number of 630-555-1212. You simply "add name",
say "John Doe" (Or "Johnny", if that's how you want to say him) a few times
for the system to confirm, then "add work number for John Doe" and say the
number. The system confirms, and now you can say "Call John Doe at work."
And off you go.

Voice Command includes a "Voice Web" of various features, and you're best
off checking them all out at http://www.talk.sprintpcs.com. The one that
interests you, traffic reports, can simply be accessed by dialing *, press
TALK, and then say "Call traffic." The system asks you for city and state,
and will list off the cities in its database if you want it to. In my
example, I simply say "Chicago, Illinois." And then it asks for a highway.
I can either use the I-number, or its accepted name. Like "Interstate 290"
or "Eisenhower Expressway." Both get me a listing of known closures and
roadwork in progress.

When I'm done, I simply say "goodbye." The system asks if I want it to hang
up. I say yes, and I'm done.

NOTE: This *is* a phone call. You use minutes doing it. Unlike some
Vision-compatible web site, if you have a Vision phone.

Whaddaya think? I like it. Quite a lot. Even though it's susceptible to
noise causing the system to think you're saying something if you're on
speakerphone.

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O/Siris
I work for Sprint
I *don't* speak for them

O/Siris
July 2nd 03, 08:23 PM
Jerome Zelinske wrote:
> My phone has "Voice Commands", which includes voice dialing.
> So I programmed a voice dial that calls voice command. That way I do
> not
> have to uncover the keypad to make calls.


You too, eh? I like that. Stick on a hands-free mike, press the talk
button on mine, and I never even have to touch the phone.

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O/Siris
I work for Sprint
I *don't* speak for them

O/Siris
July 2nd 03, 08:24 PM
JAC wrote:
> You can get the same service (without the voice dialing) free through
> several Internet services that you access via a phone number on your
> SprintPCS phone.
>
> Try HeyAnita: http://www.heyanita.com/voiceportal/voiceportal.asp
>
> And TellMe: http://www.1-800-555-tell.com/
>

Agreed. That why I mentioned that such sites exist, at the the end.

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