Do you Yahoo? If you don’t, Yahoo is making it easier to check your email. Especially when you’re on the go.
“To learn more about Yahoo by phone, press zero.”
It’s called “Yahoo! by phone”. The idea you don’t have to have a computer to access to Internet. Forget a mouse click. All you need is a touch tone. Several small companies like Tell-me and BeVocal have already launched similar systems that use voice portals. Yahoo’s offers email.
“they can listen to stock quotes, they can listen to news, they can listen to sports scores and they can listen to weather.”
Lisa Pollack is the project’s senior producer. She said this new technology which turns text into synthesized speech, is helping to bridge the digital divide.
“nearly everyone has a phone, there are more people that have telephones than have PCs. And this is just one way for us to make people to access their information. Let’s say you’re expecting a good message from a good friend of yours, that you’re may be going to meet her for dinner. And you think she might have tried to contract you by email. Well you call in and listen to your email.
And she says you don’t have to be computer savvy to use it. Here’s is how it works. Just dial 1800-myYahoo, punch in your code and listen.
“Hi, and welcome to Yahoo!”
“so what it really does is release people from their electronic tether to their PC, so now they can access their information from wherever they are.
“thank you for using Yahoo, goodbye!”