Archive for December, 2007

Jott Magic 8-Ball

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Jott (1-866-JOTT-123) has added a silly new feature: when it asks "who do you want to send a Jott to?" say "8-ball" and the thing will answer your question like a Magic 8-Ball.

Used it's "real" way, I've found Jott to be an incredibly useful tool for sending myself reminders: send a Jott to "myself" then speak a short message — they turn it into text and e-mail it to you. You can also post to your blog using the service, but I don't think I'll be trying that until they can guarantee perfect transcriptions.

Another cool new feature: you can create a Google Calendar event in a single step using Jott. Just call Jott, say “Google Calendar”, and then the time of the event and what it’s about. They'll take your voice, convert it to text, and insert it into your calendar for you.

Free Long Distance Calls for Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Jajah Direct is offering one hour of free long distance (including international calls as a holiday promotion. First dial one of Jajah's access numbers, then you'll be prompted to enter the phone number that you want to call.

This deal is available December 24 and 25, 2007.

Call Santa

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Vonage users can dial 1-700-CALL-SANTA to hear a recorded message from Santa Claus (and leave him a message). It's mostly appropriate for kids, who probably won't even notice the carolers singing "Use a Vonage Phone!"

A nice surprise: After your kid leaves a message, the recording is e-mailed to you. A sneaky way to find out what someone wants for Christmas, or eavesdrop on the nasty things they said to Santa.

(This number doesn't work from non-Vonage phones.)