German Digital Directory Assistance 11864 Uses Nuance and T-Com Solutions

BURLINGTON, Mass. and GHENT, Belgium - In conjunction with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Nuance® Mobile speech solutions power the new T-Com voice application, a speech-enabled information and entertainment service which is accessible via call completion by Germany's digital directory assistance 11864 for 79 Euro cent from T-Com's fixed network. Once callers in Germany have dialed the service number 11864, Nuance speech technology enables them to navigate the system by speaking into their phone.

The service, launched in May 2006, is a service in Europe that offers directory assistance, address look-up, and, via call completion, additional information and entertainment services. Just in time for the Football World Cup from June 8 to July 9, when football teams from 32 different countries will compete across Germany to become the 2006 world champion, the T-Com services will offer specialized event services for fans. Users will be able to access World Cup's information service for game schedules, results, news and live updates on matches, or activate a celebrity wake-up service featuring the voices of German football stars.

A team of companies contributed to the portal's design, including Nuance's global partner, Avaya, and Berlin-based Mundwerk, which was responsible for the portal's user interface and application development work.


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