Voice Assist Applies for Patent for Next Generation Home Phone Service

Voice Assist announced that it has filed a patent application for its Next Generation Home Phone Service.

Subscribers using a standard analog phone will soon be able to use voice commands to dial by name, listen to email, reply to email, send email, send or receive text messages, or post to social networks, all by voice.

Using a specially configured Internet adapter, consumers will be able to unplug their existing phone from the wall jack and plug into the Internet adapter to route all calls over the Internet.

When consumers dial zero, the technology reroutes the subscriber to a voice-activated assistant while preloading contacts, email, social networks, and more into the grammar so the voice assistant is ready to understand each subscriber's unique contacts and data communication preferences.

The patent application also incorporates "conversational search" that will allow consumers to order pizza, order groceries, make travel reservations, check the weather, or search the Web for information by having a conversation with a voice-activated assistant.

"Voice-activated assistants aren't just for mobile phones anymore," said Michael Metcalf, CEO of Voice Assist, in a statement. "Now anyone with a home phone can do more by voice."

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