I just got an email about this. It’s new Google 411. Wow, is google going to start making cell phones next? Oh wait, they do! What about microwaves or television sets or dishwashers?
Well, this new thing is actually a very good thing. Before I had blogged about 411 calls now costing $1 per call and that you can call 1-800-free-411 but you have to endure listening to a 15-30 second advertisement. But, this is even better because there are NO advert’s and they automatically collect you to who you want to call. I’ve added 1-800-goog-411 to all our handsets in the house and to my cell phone and you should too.
If you have a cell phone with internet or with maps or whatever they will send you a map for your GPS so you can get there and/or they will text message you the information you asked for but you have to tell them that. Oh it’s also a recording so you won’t talk to a person but their voice recognition software is pretty good so you probably won’t have to. Hey, don’t bitch about it, it’s free.
Call 1-800-goog-411 or visit their website at www.google.com/goog411
Update: As of November 12th 2010 Google has shut down their free 411 service. It’s a shame because it was pretty frickin’ awesome.