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  1. #1
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    Cool Directory Assistance from Google

    It costs me $1.79 to call 411 to get information assistance on phone numbers. I just heard of Google's free (and superior) information number. Its 1-800-GOOG-411

    Its so much better than the old 411 information. I hope Google keeps this active for a long time. Its even free on my cell phone.

    Cool video and information on the service:

    http://www.google.com/goog411/

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    Thanks for that Tina, I'm sure we'll use it many times.
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    Yeah, I was skeptical at first - but it really is more user-friendly than regular 411.

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    yeah..it looks really good.

    wish it was here in the uk too.

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    Props Tina! I've added it to my phone.

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    It's a neat service, but it's a HUGE bummer that it's US only.
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    I've been using Google 411 and 1-800-FREE-411 for about a year and a half now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    I've been using Google 411 and 1-800-FREE-411 for about a year and a half now.
    Well, thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    Well, thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

    --Tina


    I'm sorry......I figured everyone knew about Google's 411 service.

    Next time I won't jump to conclusions.

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    So, now you owe it to us to tell us about something cool that you've found.

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    I put GOOG-411 in 'My Circle' so when I'm on hold with Brighthouse for hours on end it doesn't cost me a penny.

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    I use it to call numbers in the states from Canada for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I put GOOG-411 in 'My Circle' so when I'm on hold with Brighthouse for hours on end it doesn't cost me a penny.
    Thats a really good idea! Put Google in your circle, and then let google dial all of your numbers!

    Im sure you could do it with voip and all of that stuff, but for the average user, thats a neat trick!
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    Ha, yeah that is a neat trick... I just send a text message to google and it texts me back the information I need.
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    Wow! I wonder how they make money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burtan View Post
    Wow! I wonder how they make money...

    They're google, they pretty much print money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burtan View Post
    Wow! I wonder how they make money...
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/200...mounts-of.html
    You may have heard about our [directory assistance] 1-800-GOOG-411 service. Whether or not free-411 is a profitable business unto itself is yet to be seen. I myself am somewhat skeptical. The reason we really did it is because we need to build a great speech-to-text model ... that we can use for all kinds of different things, including video search.
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    Same here.. and free411.com lookup script is awesome with an API


    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    I've been using Google 411 and 1-800-FREE-411 for about a year and a half now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echelon View Post
    I use it to call numbers in the states from Canada for free.
    How exactly do you pull that off? Does it only work with businesses?

    I know some Canucks that would love to be able to call the states for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Ha, yeah that is a neat trick... I just send a text message to google and it texts me back the information I need.
    I did not see the info on the site on how you do this.

    What are the steps to get send them a txt msg for a phone number and have them send it back?

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