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Geek Tip: GOOG-411 Adds Free Telephone Directory Assistance

Google's 411 service is out of its experimental stage and is now a fully functioning service. Discussed on lifehacker, GOOG-411 is a fast and easy to use telephone directory assistance tool that you can use to connect you to local businesses for free. Looking for a restaurant? A specific store? Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and let Google take care of the rest. To learn more, check out the video below.

kevin2970 kevin2970 9 years
i just felt the need of sharing this wonderful offer i've learned from my mom..i used to spend almost a quarter of my earnings to my phone bill but after switching to 1-800-411 SAVE, i just realized how big i can set aside for my saving..
cosmic_autumn cosmic_autumn 10 years
wow thats so great, but what i really want to know is where i can get his Google shirt!
spacecow spacecow 10 years
check out the srticle on Google411 in the latest version of 2600 -i'm hoping not too many people take advantage of google with these free calls to the point of Google starting to charge!!!!!!!
terryt18 terryt18 10 years
Well, dinoslovedonuts...perhaps you was getting outrageous. :roygbv: So, I tried Goog411 and yeah it is better. I still wish they'd give me residential listings though.
dinoslovedonuts dinoslovedonuts 10 years
GOOG-411 is more reliable than that other free-411 thing. The last time I ever used free-411, a rude operator told me that my town does not have a grocery store and ungrammatically shouted, "you is getting outrageous." GOOG-411 understands my (very standard midwestern) accent, never shouts at me, and has always found me exactly what I needed.
horcruxes horcruxes 10 years
tatti-GOOG 411 is a life saver. it's free and you don't have to worry about ads. i use to use 1 800 FREE 411 but the voice recognition wasn't that great and you had to wait at least a minute to get your number. GOOG 411's voice recognition is pretty good. they give you the correct listings, the automated voice may repeat them back differently but that is always a good laugh. i've used it a lot and have yet to get the wrong listing.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 10 years
Very cool!
poshy poshy 10 years
This is awesome! The 411 I used charged me 0.25 cents everytime I use them, rip off!!! Thanks :)
zalakpatel zalakpatel 10 years
superb ! google is great....
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i dunno about this as i've never heard of it before, but your pictures are making me crave pizza!
tati33 tati33 10 years
For those who use it does it work?
terryt18 terryt18 10 years
I've used 1-800-FREE-411 for awhile and you used to could get residential numbers on it too, but now it's only business like Google. I need a residential 411 cuz it's like 1.79 each time I dial 411 from my mobile.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 10 years
I could definitely use this. Thanks Geek.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
So sweet!
horcruxes horcruxes 10 years
the guy that did the video is the voice of GOOG-411.... i think. i call it enough that i should know :D
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
I use this all of the time! Love it to death. The only part that doesn't work well is that you can't ask for phone numbers for national or regional companies like customer service for your cell phone or for your home phone, or your utility, etc. But for free, who can complain?
horcruxes horcruxes 10 years
i love GOOG-411. i've been using it for a while now. i love google.
jdots24 jdots24 10 years
Haha what a silly video! who could it be??
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