Aircel, a leading telecom player with pan-India operations and a subscriber base of over 50 million, introduces an innovative way to connect to your family and friends on Facebook, a social site with over 500 million users around the world, through the new Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel.
For the first time, Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel lets people connect to their family and friends on Facebook in their own voice, even without internet access on their mobile phones, which makes it an easy access for a large audience anytime anywhere. Moreover there is nothing like connecting in your very own voice which can express volumes where sometimes words fail…. One can now easily find and connect with new friends using Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel – creating a much richer Facebook experience on their mobile phones.
Right now only Aircel customers can use Facebook Voice Updates, but the social network might forge similar partnerships with other cellular service providers, according to Wireless Federation.
Aircel subscribers can use the service by dialing 51555 and then speaking the status update into the handset. The system transcribes the recording into text that posts on the caller’s Facebook profile.
If you’ve ever tried using dictation software, you’ll appreciate my wondering how accurately Aircel’s service can render audio recordings into text. It’s no small feat, and even the best voice recognition systems make mistakes. It’s one thing to have typos or other mishaps show up on content you’re using privately, but posting glitches publicly might be humiliating.
And even if you haven’t used a voice-activated mobile status update tool yet, perhaps you could offer an opinion about what it might be like, or whether you think your own cellular service provider will offer such a service soon.
(Aircel, a part of Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia, is India’s fifth largest GSM mobile service provider with a subscriber base of over 50 million and is the fastest growing mobile operator in the country. It is the market leader in Tamil Nadu, Assam, North-East and Chennai. . Aircel is now present in 23 Telecom Circles and is a Pan India operator (Mumbai, Pune, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Assam, Bihar, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, North-East , Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, MP & Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat & Rajasthan).For more information, please log on to www.aircel.com)