DAILY NEWS Jun 11, 2007 6:20 AM - 0 comments

AskMeNow Launches SMS Service Throughout Canada

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AskMeNow has launched a ‘Short Code’ SMS service in Canada across all major wireless networks.

By using the service, the company describes, its customers will be able to ask a question from their mobile phone and get an answer with only standard carrier rates applying. In addition, access to content including Directory Assistance, Weather, Sports, Directions, Movie Theatres & Locations, News, Horoscopes, Stock Quotes, Flight & Hotel Information and new daily features including Words, Jokes and Quotes, is available, the company adds.

"By removing the premium fee, we eliminate the largest barrier to adoption and encourage high volume usage," said Darryl Cohen, AskMeNow's CEO, in a release. "Canada is the first country in the world where we offer our service with no premium fee to wireless customers nationwide."

The SMS service leverages AskMeNow's proprietary and popular natural language question system, so users can ask their questions any way they want. The result is a specific and accurate answer to any question.

AskMeNow customers in Canada can start using the ASKME SMS service by texting their question to 27563 (ASKME). No registration is necessary. Contrary to the previous service offered for a premium fee, this service is provided at standard carrier rates.

AskMeNow generates revenues through per usage fees and one to one contextual mobile advertising sponsorships. AskMeNow launched officially in November 2005. The Company is based in Irvine, California.

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