SMS search from Windows live

Windows live is re-tracing the search path set by Google. And most recent in that path is SMS search beta – just after 2 years of launch of SMS search by Google.


Presently, the service is available to customers in the US using Cingular, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and Alltel.


Here are the list of instructions for searching the Windows Live Search –


1. Send a SMS to 95483 (WLIVE) on your phone

2. To find a local business – Type in ‘salon rae seattle wa”

3. For instant Answers – Start all your queries with a ? question mark (?), like ? mothers day

Full list of services include –



Local Search Queries

  • Local Business & Residential Listing ( e.g. Starbucks and your zip code)
  • Reverse Phone Number Lookup (‘4258828080’)

Instant Answer Queries (Remember to start your queries with ‘?’unless specified otherwise)

  • Stock Quotes (U.S. & Int’l Exchanges)
  • Area & Country Telephone Codes
  • Word Definitions – use ‘D’ instead of ‘?’
  • Holiday Dates
  • Math (Calculations,  Unit Conversions & Equation Solutions- ‘? 15% of 32.99’ or ‘? Cups in liter’ or ‘? 2y^2+5y+10=40’
  • Health & General Information (e.g. ‘? Calories in Martini’ OR ‘? Tokyo Population’)

Auto Spell-check and Correction

Improved Formatting of Result Messages


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