I went through about a month ago my cell phone bill and noticed that Cingular charged me almost $2 for a single 411 call! My husband had reminded me that Google offered a free 411 directory service. I’ve used a few times and I like it better! I get a list of results and it does a great job finding what I want.


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Here’s Google’s take on the service:

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”.

Here’s the number.



Save it to your cell phone and use it as much as you want. (Not really. You don’t want to waste your minutes..)