4INFO Inc. announced today the launch of its mobile search service. 4INFO's mobile search allows consumers to quickly and easily search for information using their wireless devices and is free for users.
Mobile phone users simply text message 4INFO with their search query (44636) and 4INFO processes the search and within seconds delivers, relevant results via text message. The response can feature a one-click phone number to call. 4INFO users can search for local directory assistance, movie times, sport scores, stock quotes, weather, flight information and other real-time information. The service works with every major wireless carrier including Verizon, Cingular and SprintPCS.
"Mobile phones and text messaging are ubiquitous, creating a tremendous market opportunity for mobile search," said Pankaj Shah, founder and CEO, 4INFO. "4INFO allows wireless users to quickly and easily search for information from their mobile devices. From movie listings to sports scores to directions to a local restaurant, 4INFO delivers relevant information to users wherever they are."
4INFO offers something for every mobile user. The nation's most complete and comprehensive database of stores and businesses in every neighborhood is just a text message away. For example, when searching for Starbuck's in Palo Alto, 4INFO returns the addresses and phone numbers for four Starbuck's in the area via text message. And, day traders can rejoice since 4INFO stock prices covers all major US equities as well as most mutual funds and small-cap stocks. Finding movie listings on the go is simple - 4INFO Movie Times gives users the ability to search for movie show times at every major theatre in the U.S.
4INFO's mobile search utilizes sophisticated and patented technology to deliver the most relevant results. The search uses natural language processing and features user-specific intelligence. There are millions of words in the lexicon and no syntax is required.