Directory assistance..for free

Meant to tell you my news years resolution. To be a vegetarian. :)
People ask me why and it just because I've always wanted to try it. So that's what I'm up to this year.
Anyhew on to some tech talk. I love 411 but I hate paying 25 cents for it (yeah I'm cheap).
Google has a 411 service (1-800-Goog-411) you can call that will give you the number to a place you are looking for, it can also send you a text message if you want. And if internet connection is available on your phone it can also send you directions. Sweet.

If you are completely against Google's dominion over people (don't know why you would be) but you still like that service, you can also call 1-800-FREE-411. This 411 service allows you to access the same directory assistance database used by traditional phone companies, except without the annoying charge. Wow, that sounds too good. It almost is. The free 411 is supported by advertisers. After you've made your 411 call, instead of hearing the information right after you've dialed in, you'll hear a 10-12 second advertisement and then the information you want will be relayed. Thats not bad.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Nice site.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

curbside_puppet said...

hi! thanks for dropping by as well. let me just comment: why need google's directory assistance when you can search for the place and the phone number you want to look for on the google search bar?

Michelle Hipps said...

if your phone has internet access you can do that...but if it doesn't, like mine, and you need to know where you are going...yaaa might wanna use a free directory assistence...

Jess said...

Let us know how the vegetarian thing goes, I've been pondering it, for no other reason than just to clean up my system!

Good luck!

Jess