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Google Launches Goog-411

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Free 411 service provided by Google.

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".


http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/06/google-launches-free-411-business/

Sounds sweet, eventhough there has been some free 411 services out there but this sounds better

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sthpark7791 wrote:
Free 411 service provided by Google.

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".


http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/06/google-launches-free-411-business/

Sounds sweet, eventhough there has been some free 411 services out there but this sounds better


Hmmm. That sounds pretty cool. I'll try it out sometime.
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Beat's paying 2 bucks for someone to connect you.
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I think I have heard that from somewhere, I think Dateline 20/20
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How does google make money off this service?  Are there ads?
Sounds cool though.
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ps2groovy wrote:
How does google make money off this service?  Are there ads?
Sounds cool though.


Beats me. I just tried it out and it's great. No ads or anything. Quick and simple.

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yah 411 is such a rip off. that is the reason why my phone bill is so high

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Lames wrote:
I think I have heard that from somewhere, I think Dateline 20/20


The one I heard on 20/20 was Free 411 www.free411.com

I've been using it for a while and it works great. It is 100% free and you get the info you need and more. The ads are short plus they are played while they are searching for the number requested and such, plus the ads are relevant to the listing you are looking for.

I will give google 411 a try and see what's up with their service.

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Nice find i think i will try it out sometime.


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Nice, finally a free 411 service I might use. I'm going to assume it's just going to go against your minutes (cellular phone)  since it's located in the US.
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