Free 411 Calls On Your Phone Or Cell Phone!

By
Real Estate Agent with The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate MD 586955

Free 411 Calls On Your Phone Or Cell Phone!

I hate to pay for 411 calls - I think they should be provided free by our phone service providers.  I've lived long enough that I can remember the days when all 411 calls were free.  Well I've found those days are here again, thanks to Google and Free411!  You have to love it when there are companies out there who want to serve the public  - and do it free of charge. 

Google has provided us with 1-800-GOOG411 (1-800-466-4411) for all business inquiries and it is free.  Best of all, it is Google and it works great!  Call the number (I have it programmed into my phone and named it "information"), provide the name of the business, city and state and Google will find you the phone number and connect you.  Try it, you will not be dissappointed.  I have saved over $100.00 on 411 calls on my Verizon Wireless bill in the past 3 months alone!  You gotta love it.

Here is Google's ad on YouTube:

 

1-800-GOOG-411: Google's 411 service


For residential calls try 1-800-FREE411 (1-800-373-3411).  It is not as fancy as Google's directory assistance, you'll have to listen to a quick advertisement, but it works and again it's free.  I like free.  I really like free.

Here is information on their service provided on YouTube:

If you've forgotten what you are paying for those 411 calls on your phone check the rates your service provider is charging you at this site: Phone Provider 411 Rates

Program these numbers in your phone and don't pay those pesky fees for directory assistance ever again!

Comments (26)

Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

That's funny Margaret!  They work well - especially Google for the business info calls.

Sep 21, 2010 04:25 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

This is a great way to avoid the 411 fees.  They can get expensive fast.

Sep 23, 2010 03:17 AM
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Gotta love Free!!  Thanks for the information on Information!  I am going to re-blog!

Jan 13, 2011 08:27 AM
Mark Schweller
A. Meadows Real Estate - Oakley, CA
Building Communities; One Home at a Time

Great post!  Who doesn't love FREE?  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 13, 2011 08:35 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous
Thanks Bridget! Mark - I love free!
Jan 14, 2011 07:42 AM
#11
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Dan, I just stopped by to reciprocate comments... and I knew I recognized this from a few months ago.  Sure enough, it's your most recent post.  Thanks for commenting on my post about UMD rankings and congratulations on topping 100,000 points recently.

Jan 14, 2011 01:29 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Dan, Cool!!! I did not know that they were free again...

Jan 20, 2011 01:16 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Free at last, free at last...

Jan 20, 2011 01:25 PM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING DAN! Ditto Michael - and you ... FREE at last! -- G

Jan 20, 2011 10:28 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Thanks for the great information, I'll pass it on

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Jan 21, 2011 12:25 AM
TERRY DRISCOLL
MAINE HOME REALTY - Bath, ME
REALTOR - Buy or Sell in Any Season!

Dan, I remember hearing about this awhile back but have never tried it - - will put the number in my phone now!

Jan 21, 2011 12:25 AM
Nancy Fraser
Exit Realty Premier - Massapequa Park, NY
Realtor, Massapequa Homes for Sale 516-729-0278

Dan, I am stopping by to say hello and thank you for commenting on my blog.

Jan 23, 2011 01:37 PM
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

Dan, thank you for commenting on my Speechless Sunday post! I have heard about this 411 service. Okay if I share this information in my monthly e-newsletter?

Jan 24, 2011 02:38 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

Free at last! I am trying them within the next 30 seconds. Thanks Dan.

Jan 25, 2011 05:32 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn
Sure Lori go right ahead. Let's get the word out and save people some money!
Jan 25, 2011 12:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the tip. I posted the video on my Facebook business page.

The colors of winter in Kentlands. Life is good in Montgomery County, MD!

Jan 30, 2011 02:23 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Dan,

I never dial 411... 

I always just google the phone number.

Great info to pass on..

Jan 30, 2011 12:43 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Hi Dan,

Just came back by to say thanks for all of your comments and reading of my posts.  I know that those that dial 411 often will definitely appreciate this info and make use of it!

Feb 01, 2011 10:23 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I’ve never known 411 calls to be free. In fact, in the early days of cell phones when I got my first one, they were a whopping $4.95 per call. It was less expensive, but a little more time consuming, to call the office and have the secretary look up the number in her Rolodex.

Feb 10, 2011 04:33 AM
Don Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services - Idabel, OK

We just received a shocker.. ATT recently billed a friend of mine for 45 calls in one month to 411..  The friend did not dial 411.. the bill has them dialed one after the other right behind each other. The next month, 45 calls to 411 AGAIN!  They live alone, it's phone on the wall..  we believe ATT is wrong. 

Feb 10, 2011 10:51 PM