Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Free 411 Directory Assistance through Google

Here is a quick way to save money. Instead of dialing 411, dial 1-800-466-4411 to reach Google's free service. I just tried it out, and it worked perfectly. Here is some information taken from Google's site:

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.

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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1 comment:

Penny Pincher said...

I called this service and requested my neighbor’s phone number. GOOG-411 automation did not give me the option to request a residence. I instead dialed 800-411-SAVE and the operator found my listing quickly (It was a real person too, not a robot!). 800-411-SAVE is a one stop source for residential, business and category listings without the frustration of an automated system.