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AOLByPhone was an AOL interactive voice service that began in 2000.[1] It was offered to millions of consumers. AOLByPhone started with the America Online acquisition of, evolving through the subsequent relaunching of's Voice Portal as AOLByPhone. AOLbyPhone expanded as AOL acquired other voice service companies including eVoice in 2001 and later InfoInterActive. Over time, it migrated from an information service (that at one time included Moviefone), to more of an interactive voice messaging service.

AOLByPhone was initiatally championed at AOL by Ted Leonsis, and AOLByPhone was once one of AOL's "web properties" along with MapQuest, Moviefone, Digital City and others. and AOLByPhone were notable competitors to interactive voice service company Tellme Networks, (currently a division of Microsoft).


  1. ^ InternetNews discussed AOL and its acquisition of