Google 411

by Frank Perez December 9, 2007

Earlier this year Google launched a directory assistance service meant to replace the traditional 411. To use the service, simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (800-466-4411) from any telephone. You tell the system the city and state, followed by either a business name or category, such as pizza or movies. Once a match is found, you can automatically be connected to the number, get more details such as the address, or receive a SMS with the results. The best part, it's free!

Personally, I don't use telephone based directory assistance much anymore. However there are times when I don't have access to a web browser, and then Google's 411 is an excellent alternative. So, give it a try and if you like it add it to your cell phone's address book. And don't forget the less than tech savvy people in your lives, such as spouses, parents, and your favorite aunt.



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Frank lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan with his wife and three children.  When he is not writing code, he enjoys long distance running and riding his motorcycle.

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