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Windows Live Mobile launches SMS Search Beta

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:

  1. Send a SMS to 95483 (WLIVE) on your phone
  2. To find a local business – Type in “salon rae seattle wa”
  3. For Instant Answers – Start all your queries with a ? question mark – eg “? mothers day”
  4. 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.

Full instructions on the usage of this service are available on the team blog or you can visit the new Mobile Search homepage for full details of all the services available.


Launches, SMS Search Beta

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