Within few days of announcing it's allicance with Sprint, the Windows Live Mobile Team has launched a new SMS Search Service that provides search results to "Cingular, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and Alltel" users in the US only.
Here’s how it works:
- Send a SMS to 95483 (WLIVE) on your phone
- To find a local business - Type in "salon rae seattle wa"
- For Instant Answers - Start all your queries with a ? question mark - eg "? mothers day"
- Word Definitions – use ‘D’ instead of ‘?’ " - eg D transverse"
Local Search Queries results inclueds: Local Business & Residential Listing ( e.g. Starbucks and your zip code), Reverse Phone Number Lookup (‘4258828080’), Instant Answer Queries (Remember to start your queries with ‘?’unless specified otherwise), Stock Quotes (U.S. & Int’l Exchanges), Area & Country Telephone Codes, Word Definitions – use ‘D’ instead of ‘?’, Holiday Dates, Math (Calculations, Unit Conversions & Equation Solutions- ‘? 15% of 32.99’ or ‘? Cups in liter’ or ‘? 2y^2+5y+10=40’, Health & General Information (e.g. ‘? Calories in Martini’ OR ‘? Tokyo Population’), Auto Spell-check and Correction, Improved Formatting of Result Messages.
Launches, SMS Search Beta