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Simple Cell Tips, Part 4: Get Help on the Go!

Now that you're addicted to using your cell phone for reminders and alarms and working on your text messaging know how you might as well start using your cell phone for information help on the go. There are a handful of great services that allow you access to informational databases and 411-type information without having to pick up the Yellowpages or struggle to use your phone's web browser.

  • Call GOOG-411: GOOG-411 recently added free Telephone Directory Assistance to its service. Looking for a restaurant? A specific store? Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and let Google take care of the rest. Check out a video to see how it works. If you're lost and need map help just say "map it" during your call and you'll get a text message with the details of your search plus a link to a map of your results right on your mobile phone.
  • Use Google Mobile SMS: Need help with an address or solving a fight but don't want to make a call? You can text message your search to 466453 ('GOOGLE') and Google will text message the results back.
  • Put your calendar on your phone: While most phones have built in calendars and task managers, they can be hard to organize. You can now access your Google calendar from your cell phone.
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