Free Directory Assistance from Google

Posted by Ben Nicolas on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 8:40am.

Never pay for Directory Assitance on your cell phone again.

I know most people have smart phones but it can be time consuming to look up info on the internet from a PDA.

Google has a free 411 service set up: GOOG-411 

I've tried it, it works well.  Its a completely automated system and you don't get to speak to a live person so if the system doesn't understand you or there is too much back ground noise you may not get good results.  I tested it with a "roebucks juice" in "torrance,ca" query and the results were accurate.

 To apply this to real estate, it may be handy next time you need a local service contractor, i.e.- plumber, electrician, roofer, termite, carpenter, window repair etc., etc.

 

 

 

2 Responses to "Free Directory Assistance from Google"

Shane wrote: I am a big fan of FREE! The GOOG411 is great and has not let me down yet. It is amazing how many different things Google gives away for free. I am sure they are collecting the data on usage and numbers called, but what can you do. Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 2:37pm.
Ben Nicolas wrote: Yeah, truly is...Due to my HD fiasco and fear of a repeat event I'm actually going to migrate to Google Apps for company e-mail tomorrow I'm going to try and manage e-mail for 3 domains out of 1 account, hope I can coordinate everything with Steven Barre from REW and it goes smoothly, wish me luck! Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 9:37pm.

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