When Apple launched Siri last month it sparked the desire for many to turn their mobile phone into a personal assistant. Siri is great, but only for those people lucky enough to get their hands on an iPhone 4GS. Many hoped Apple would offer a version of Siri for older iPhone models, but Apple has since announced that it will not make Siri available for iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4 owners.
This leaves millions of people who don’t want to spend the money on an upgrade, or are locked into an existing contract, longing for a Siri alternative.
Fortunately, we have good news. Vlingo has offered iPhone customers a voice-powered Assistant for years, and its full functionality is available for everyone – iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S. Better still, Vlingo is free for all on the Apple AppStore.
The Vlingo Virtual Assistant can help you do many of the things that Siri does, like…
- Send messages (SMS or Email)
- Search the web
- Find local businesses
- Get directions
- Voice dial
Vlingo can even do tasks that Siri cannot, like update your Facebook status or send out a Tweet, all with a simple voice command.
No need to take our word for it, though. Here are some actual user reviews from the AppStore:
Watch out Siri! *****
by Parks Dekle
“Definitely gives 3GS and 4 owners a reason not to upgrade. Thanks Vlingo!”
“Siri like for free!”
Works great *****
by Wilson Cirilo
“Searched for something like this after watching siri at the keynote…Its pretty much alike…”