FREE Information on Your Phone

Jun 4, 2010

I have a girlfriend who commonly calls me, when she's out running errands, to look up a phone number for her.  I don't mind this.  Afterall, I regularly call my friend, Shanika, to either look something up online for me or even log into my email account to locate some information I missed. If I'm "out and about" and don't have access to a computer, she's the first one I call (I bet she just loves this!) :-)

Last night, this girlfriend (who will remain nameless because I think she might kill me if I mention her by name), called to ask me to look up the hours for the "Dollar Tree" store.

I gave her the information she wanted, but then told her, "You really need to add the Google number to your cell phone."

"What is a Google number?" she asked.

So, I explained it to her, much the same way I explained it to my mom last week as I punched the number into her cell phone.

The Google number is an 800 number that is there for you to call to get phone numbers of retail locations.

And, best of all, it's FREE!

When you call, some nice Google automated man says, "Google!  Please say the business and the city and state."

Once you give the man the information he requests, such as, let's say, the Dollar Tree, he says, "Dollar Tree, Austin, TX.  Top 8 results."  And then, he'll list the stores by their address and you say or punch in the number of the location you want.

When you're done, he thanks you and connects you.

Did I mention it's FREE!  No more paying something like $8 to use 411 to get information on your cell phone.

Oh, I guess you want the number, don't you?

Well, it's 1-800-GOOG-411

That's, 1-800-466-4411

In case you want more info, click here for a description.


Nya's mom said...

I had never heard of this feature! Thanks for the posting!

I love your blog and am now following!

I am new at this blogging thing and am in need of new followers, so please follow me as well. You can find me at:

-Jessica a.k.a Nya's mom

Anonymous said...

Thanks SSOOO much for this!!! I am always having to call 411 when I am out and about. This will make my phone bill much easier to open! Loni

Kelly Seiler said...

You're welcome! Glad I could help! :-)

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