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Re: Infone to Shut Down

J Kelly (
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 21:48:20 -0600

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:17:06 -0700, DevilsPGD <>

> In message <> J Kelly
> <> wrote:

>> I remember a couple years back some posts about Infone, the Metro One
>> "teleconcierge" service. I got an email today from Infone telling me
>> their service will be closing up shop on 12/31/05. I used it a few
>> times and was quite pleased with the service. I hate to see it go,
>> but I guess they only managed to attract about 83,000 subs after
>> spending $70 million to promote the service. Not a real money maker.

> I signed up, but I never bothered to use it, I've just never made a
> 411 call either. The rest of their features looked interesting, but
> not all that useful since it wouldn't save much time.

> Sure I could call Infone and have them make a reservation for me, but
> I could just call and do it myself in the same amount of time.

So true. I used them a handful of times from my cell mainly because
it was cheaper than using US Cellular's 411 which costs "only" $1.50.
USCC makes it out like they are doing me a favor by only charging a
buck fifty.

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