Al Jazeera Net Provides Portal Service Via Phone in the United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Al Jazeera has announced the launch of the voice portal service in the United Arab Emirates through Etisalat and in cooperation with Emerging Technologies a specialized speech recognition solutions provider. Al Jazeera Net which belongs to Al Jazeera Channel has added that this service would provide a rich selection of news spanning from different news types to regional selections; enriching the information gathering craze and enabling access to news coverage from any where at any time. A voice portal is a speech-enabled access to Web-based information that is personalized to update users around the clock with the latest news developments via phone. The service is provided through Etisalat & hosted by the Contact Center; its activated by simply sending an SMS empty message to number 2888 and receiving an SMS confirmation then the service will activate immediately by dialing 600560001. Al Jazeera voice portal provides updated news 24 hours a day via phone, eliminating hours of newspaper, magazine and periodical flapping & allowing the subscriber's phone to become the selection tool of relevant and business updates. "The service will launch in UAE initially with regional deployment later on," said Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud, chief editor, Al Jazeera Net. "Al Jazeera is launching this service to provide the most advanced communication technology to its valued customers and referred to the voice portal service as the 3rd generation of Al Jazeera Net services to the Arab population." "The launch of this new service in the UAE is further proof of Etisalat's commitment to delivering the latest technologies and value added services to its valued customers at highly competitive prices," commented Mohammed Al Fahim, executive vice president marketing, Etisalat. And said Sassine Mazraani, Managing Director, Emerging Technologies "We take pride in associating with Al Jazeera a pioneer in the broadcasting industry and Etisalat the region's leader in adopting the latest in Telecommunication technology to
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