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Cingular Wireless Can Now Help You 'Escape-A-Date'
Posted: 04-Aug-2004 [Source: Cingular]

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Little Rock, AR -- Ever have a blind date where all your hopes and dreams for the perfect match came crashing down at your feet? We've all been there at one time or another. The dilemma for most "dates gone bad" is you have no choice but to endure the situation until you can find an opportunity to call it a night.

Cingular Wireless has taken its Voice Connect service where no other wireless carrier has dared to tread with "Escape-a-Date," one of several new options that are part of the company's Voice Connect line of information services.

"Escape-A-Date" is the perfect service to use when you are afraid that your blind date may not be just right for you. This new service allows you to schedule a "rescue" phone call at a pre-set time. That way, you'll be called at the time you specify. The service tells you exactly what to say to set the tone for a speedy escape. There are eight randomly generated humorous scripts.

Here's an example:

Hey, this is your escape-a-date call. If you're looking for an excuse, got it. Just repeat after me, and you'll be on your way!

"Not again! Why does that always happen to you? ... Alright, I'll be right there." Now tell 'em that your roommate got locked out, and you have to go let them in. Good luck!

With "Escape-A-Date," you'll never be at a loss if you need a timely rescue.

Other features now available though Voice Connect include:

Wake-up call. Afraid your alarm clock might not do the trick, or your hotel wake-up call won't come through? Wake-up call is there when you need it, complete with some gentle "nagging" to ensure you don't roll over and go back to sleep.

Joke of the day. A different joke every day.

Trivia. Call in daily to test yourself with a new trivia question. When you call back the next day, you'll hear the answer to the prior day's question and get a new trivia question.

These new information features are included in the $4.99 monthly feature charge for Voice Connect. Voice Connect consists of Voice Dialing and a suite of information services such as movies, stocks, weather, lottery, TV dramas, horoscopes, sports and news. To access this service, subscribers dial *8 (*08 on some GSM phones). Applicable airtime charges apply to all calls made using Voice Connect.

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