Mobilize ’10: PhoneTell Unearths Airline Customer Service Numbers (video)
PhoneTell cofounder Steve Larsen just took the stage at Mobilize to announce the coming of its iPhone and BlackBerry apps, and next week’s opening of a series A funding round.
BlackBerry will be out in the next few weeks and iPhone closer to the beginning of the year. IPhone takes longer due to challenges in porting the PhoneTell experience to a device with such closed native functions (in this case, the dialer).
PhoneTell taps into your phone’s contacts (currently Android) as well as publicly available numbers to create an all-in-one dialer and phone number search engine. But the cool part is scraping coveted but hard-to-find numbers.
“We get you the baggage claim number at American Airlines or the customer service number at Amazon,” said Larsen from the stage (full video below).