Google offers FREE 411 service to find businesses


Just tried out the new Google 411 Service.  I have to admit, the service worked “ok” on the first try.  For those of you who haven’t used the service yet, try it out.  Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411), say your City and State then the business your looking for.  The service will do the rest.

Editor Update: Google 411 was retired in 2010 and is no longer working.

A few of the extra features for mobile phone users.  Just say:

  • Text Message – Service will send you more info on the business
  • Map It – If your phone has Internet, the service will send you a map of the business’s surrounding area.


All in all, check out the link above for all the details.  Personally, when I tried out the voice commands above I had a little trouble but after I played with it a bit, I was able to get them to work.

All in all, a very GROOVY FREE service.

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