Airtel’s Speech Recognition Based Service To Cost Rs. 2 Per Minute
By on February 28th, 2011

Bharti Airtel has launched a new speech recognition-based service that gives it’s users access to a host of voice based services like hello tunes, news, scores all through just one number instead of calling different numbers for different services (which happens to be the current scenario).

Titled “One Number, One Voice”, this speech recognition based service can be used by subscribers by dialing 54321 from their Airtel mobile phones. Users can then all their favorite voice based services without having to remember multiple numbers. The service can distinguish between regular callers and first—time callers, thus offer them with a customised caller experience. Languages currently supported include English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

This “One Number, One Voice” service has been launched by Airtel in association with Nuance Communications and has been priced at Rs. 2 per minute. Currently, it is available to Airtel customers across Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Kerala, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh.

via The Hindu

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