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AT&T to Support ChaCha

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Dec 3, 2008, 9:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T and ChaCha announced a new partnership. ChaCha is a short-code based search tool for mobile phones. ChaCha provides free answers to any question sent from any activated wireless phone. Questions can cover any topic, from science to culture to sports. Send any question to 242242 and a reply is sent back via text message several minutes later. The search queries are routed to real people who have been registered by ChaCha as experts. The experts generate the answer and push it back out to the sender. The two companies will work together to grow ChaCha's search business.

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SarahBuford

Dec 4, 2008, 10:27 AM

New?

ChaCha has been around for a LONG time and I assumed most carriers support it as myself (with Sprint) and my friends (TMobile) have used it for eh.... over a few years? I remember being at a concert and someone showing me, it's a ton of fun!

Google vs. ChaCha is that ChaCha will answer ANY questions, whether its ridiculous or not. You can search "Jeffersons most famous quote" and a PERSON will find the answer for you vs. Google wanting to slim it down and bring back NUMEROUS options.

I've often ChaCha'd myself to see what comes up and its CREEPY - they are psychic! Laughing
"and a PERSON will find the answer", well that explains the advertising.

I asked ChaCha, "Is ChaCha better than google?" It answered, "ChaCha is the only revolutionary new human-powered free mobile answers service for people on the go. ChaCha anyt...
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NapalmBBQ

Dec 3, 2008, 3:30 PM

Not bad..... Also supported by T Mobile as well.

When asked, "How much wood does a woodchuck chuck?" The eventual answer was, "The average amount of wood a woodchuck would chuck in a given day is 63 b --- cords of wood. That's alot of chucking! ChaCha!!"

Google's response was,"Sorry, 'How much wood does a woodchuck chuck?' did not return any results."

However when searching for an address google returned more results.

One thing I didn't care for is the advertisements that ChaCha has.
Also supported by Sprint as well. Have had it for months.
I agree. Even at this late hour, I'm getting good responses.
Maarek

Dec 3, 2008, 1:16 PM

text anything to goog for the same thing

Google had their search out for a LONG time and the searches return better results.
How do you know? Have you ever used chacha?
Text ANY stupid question to ChaCha and you get some sort of answer. We try and stump ChaCha all the time.
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Yeah....but google is automated, and chacha is live people searching for a LOT more detailed answers along with the source sites for future reference.
 
 
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