I was recently at an outdoor picnic during the PGA US Open Golf Tournament, and some of the guys were just itching to see how Tiger was doing. Having access to sports scores would have been nice they all mentioned. No TV, No Radio, nothing to give them a hint of what’s the current sports score.
But we actually got caught up with all sports via my cell phone. How? I first used TellMe — simply dial 1-800-555-TELL and then say “SPORTS” at the prompt. After that you can say any sport to get the latest sports update — so I said “GOLF” and it let us know that Tiger Woods was 2 behind. Then I said “BASEBALL” and got more sports updates.
The other place I went to check for more detailed sports updates was through my mobile browser. I went to http://www.espn.com/ on my cell phone and found links to detailed hole-by-hole commentary for the US Open Golf Tournamnet.
There’s another way to get all the latest updates with a little less fumbling around — text message sports updates. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll really like some of the mobile sports update services available for NFL Football, MLB Baseball, NBA Basketball and NHL Hockey. The services generally work with any cell phone on the major networks like Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Nextel, T-Mobile, Alltell, Boost & Virgin Mobile.
They will send you the latest scores, stats & sports news. You’ll get up to 2 breaking news alerts each day and on game days, they’ll send up to 5 more alerts with stats & scores giving you details of the progress of the games.
They give you unlimited updates and stopping the alerts is as easy as starting, you simply send a text “STOP” to 33139 if you use Blinko services.
This is the perfect distraction from work throughout the day and lets you keep up-to-date of what’s happening on the field in all the sports without having to wait for ESPN Sports Center at home.