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I Heart Google, I mean really, how can you not?
They just make life so darn easy. And they've just went and made life even easier!

GOOGLE SMS <--- that's clickable!
Ever be out & about and just wish you had your trusty google with you? Needed a movie time? Or the closest pizza joint? A phone number, address, directions even? Well now you can easily google that information right from your cell phone, even if you don't have internet capabilities, via text messaging. There's even a little test cell phone on the page to help you learn how you want to phrase those texts in order to get the best results back. You type in a query and you'll see what Google would send back to your cell phone! It's been one of the most handy things. I use it for directions a lot! Very nifty little feature Google came up with.

WAIT... But yes, there's MORE!
More, you say Critter? How can there be more? Google SMS just rocked my socks? Can there really be more?
Yes there can... and there is!
Hold onto to those socks I just rocked cause Google also has......

GOOG 411 <--- ALSO clickable!
Remember the days of paying $1.25 or more for every phone call made to 411? Or making a free 411 call, and having to listen to 3 minutes of advertising before they finally handed over the number you wanted? Well those days are over! 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-4664-411)... simple, free, and amazing! And guess what? You don't even have to hang up the phone... they'll connect you FOR FREE! Who would've ever thought we could have information like this at our fingertips for free?

Ok, I'm done now, I know you can only handle so much stimulation at one time. Go relax and soak it all in!

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

Noice! I wasn't even aware of Google 411. I've been keeping this one from free411 in my cell. 1-800-373-3411



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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS
STaRDoGG wrote:

I've been keeping this one from free411 in my cell. 1-800-373-3411

That's what I used to use... which is why I said....

CritterKeeper wrote:

having to listen to 3 minutes of advertising before they finally handed over the number you wanted

Not that I complained about it before GOOG411, because hey... it was free but now... WOOT advertisement free and free?! The best of both worlds! Applause


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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

I LOVE google 411 and I use it alot. I mean how easy - if I want the phone number of the local pizza place I just text them "Pizza [zip code here]" and with in a minute or so I get texts back of the local pizza places. Even my house in NC that is in a tiny little town I get info for - gotta love technology.

Let see last time I used it - mom was in surgery (they just took her back) and dad looks at me and goes "Dunkin Donuts run". Now I'm about a hour south of my house so I have not a clue. I texted google 411 got a address and phone number plugged it into my GPS and woo la with in the 1/2 hour dad and I were sipping our coffees and splitting a orange/cranberry muffin. I love technology!

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

critter, my socks are now gone! thank you! *bows low - not worthy* i cant tell you how much i have needed services like this just in the last month! lifesaver you are!

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

Note about goog 411 : If you text them on your phone they can text you back turn by turn directions to where you need to go ! With out buying a Garmen Smile

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS
Goog 411? Or google SMS? I use Google sms for turn by turn directions all the time (or I did, pre-GPS)

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS
Thought I would mention that Google SMS saved the day recently during a bet. Sent "web: song title" to 466453, and said bet was quickly settled when the correct artist was sent back to me. Who can argue with Google?
For the record... no I wasn't the one making the bet... I tend to not make bet unless I know I can win them Tongue


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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

you go! ive used it a million times since reading this thread. ive needed the 411 this past week to shop for tires for my truck. i make most of my calls while on the road so its a real time saver...NO ADS!!!!

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Re: Google 411 and Google SMS

I know this is an old post, but since I'm new I'm just browsing around. I also like both of these Google features, and am sad to announce that as of Friday (11/12/2010) GOOG-411 will no longer be available.
You can read about the shutdown of service right here.

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Uugghh ! I LIVED on Google 411 !! Sad

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