Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Google 411

Am I the last to hear about this? I just got this from a co-worker. I can see this will be great when on a road trip.

Just leave it to Google to come up with something like this!!!

Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone
speed dial: 1-800-goog-411. This is an awesome service from Google ... and
it's free -- great when you are on the road.

Don't waste your money on information calls and don't waste your time
manually dialing the number. Here's an example of how it works. I am
driving along in my car and I need to order a pizza and I don't
know the number. I hit the speed dial for information that I have
programmed ...

1-800-goog-411.

The voice at the other end says, 'City & State.' I say, 'Spring Lake,
New Jersey.' He says, 'Business, Name or Type of Service.' I say,
Spring Lake Gourmet Pizza.' He says, 'Connecting' and Spring Lake
Gourmet Pizza answers the phone. How great is that? This is nationwide
and it is absolutely free! Or just say Pizza, and the guy lists 8 choices. When you get to one you like, say or key in the choice number (1-8) and it dials it for you.

Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick
demonstration.

http://www.google.com/goog411/

4 comments:

tedspeed said...

You can also send a text message to google with a query and get a txt message back with the details snd avoid all that talking. You know in case your motorcycle breaks down in a library.

anilia said...

giggle... google has everything.

Josh Baugher said...

The Google text service ted mentioned:

http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/default/sms.html

And there's also a Microsoft service that's pretty good:

http://www.livesearch411.com/

casey said...

you can also call 1-800-FREE411 which has a few more capabilities than goog411. Goog411 only has access to business listings- but 1-800-FREE411 has business, government, and residential listings! Give it a try!