SOURCE: AskMeNow Inc.

June 08, 2007 15:00 ET

AskMeNow Launches SMS Service (ASKME) Throughout Canada

Customers Can Now Receive Answers to Any Question From Their Cell Phones

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - AskMeNow (OTCBB: AKMN), a leader in intelligent mobile search, today announced it has launched an SMS service on the Short Code ASKME (27563) in Canada across all major wireless networks.

For the first time across the country, Canadian customers will be able to ask any question, on any topic, from their mobile phone and get an answer with only standard carrier rates applying. In addition, they will have access to the most popular content including Directory Assistance, Weather, Sports, Directions, Movie Theatres & Locations, News, Horoscopes, Stock Quotes, Flight & Hotel Information and new daily features including Words, Jokes and Quotes.

"By removing the premium fee, we eliminate the largest barrier to adoption and encourage high volume usage," said Darryl Cohen, AskMeNow's CEO. "Canada is the first country in the world where we offer our service with no premium fee to wireless customers nationwide."

The SMS service leverages AskMeNow's proprietary and popular natural language question system, so users can ask their questions any way they want. The result is a specific and accurate answer to any question.

AskMeNow customers in Canada can start using the ASKME SMS service today by simply texting their question to 27563 (ASKME). No registration is necessary. Contrary to the previous service offered for a premium fee, this service is provided at standard carrier rates.

About AskMeNow

AskMeNow is the easiest, most convenient way to access information on the Internet or from local content from your cell phone or mobile PDA device. The first mobile lifestyle network, AskMeNow utilizes its proprietary technology to offer a natural language based interaction and dynamic content provision platform designed for simple and quick information retrieval. The Company generates revenues through per usage fees and one to one contextual mobile advertising sponsorships. AskMeNow launched officially in November 2005. The Company is based in Irvine, California. Please visit for more information.

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Contact Information

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