Monday, August 27, 2007

Now here's a useful service...

The last time I used "411" on my cell phone, it cost me over $2. Google is doing a beta version of a FREE phone information service.

From their website at

Dial from any phone 1-800-GOOG-411(1-800-466-4411)

Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category. You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.Just say "text message".

And it's free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.
Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.

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