Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Free 411- Never Pay for Directory Assistance Again

I admit that I waste a lot of money dialing directory assistance on my cell phone because I've just gotta have a number.

Well, no more, thanks to Google.

Just dial Dial 800-GOOG-411 and ask for your listing. The computer will connect you directly and send you a text message with details of the listing. (If your wireless company charges for text messages, you may have to pay a fee.)

You don't need a computer, an Internet connection, or even the keypad on
your phone or mobile device. GOOG-411 is voice-activated, so you can access it
from any phone (mobile or land line), in any location, at any time. For free.

Dial (1-800) GOOG-411. Say where. Say what you're looking for. GOOG-411
will connect you with the business you choose.

If you are calling from a mobile device, GOOG-411 can even send you a text
message with more details and a map. Simply say "Text message" or "Map

Google 411 offers fancy features like Text Message and Map It to mobile callers, but you can dial 1-800-GOOG-411 FOR FREE from any phone. Now that's a great deal.

Unfortunately, the directory doesn't include residential listings at this time.


  1. Can you just give the full number to call instead of including the letters? My cell phone does not like letters used.


  2. Sure thing, that number is (800) 466-4411.

    I use it all the time. Verizon hasn't gotten a dime from me for directory assistance since I discovered GOOG 411.

    FYI, if you every need to dial a phone number with letters in it on your cell phone, try holding down the ALT key and spelling out the word. That works on a BlackBerry. It automatically converts it to numbers. Also works if you're trying to reach someone on an automated voicemail system and you're prompted to spell the person's name. That confounded me for the longest time, then a quick Internet search delivered the answer I needed.