I think I am fairly tech savy as I try to read about what is coming on line either in hardware or changes in platforms, you know the typical "NEW STUFF". Well, I've run across a couple of interesting services that believe it or not are FREE! And if you are ever in need of them can come right off your phone wihich doesn't have to be a state of the art SMARTPHONE (a euphonism for a device that has more functions than you, the ultra smart, and cool consumer doesn't have the foggyist idea of how to utilize all the features that you had to have).
The first of these is a FREE INFORMATION TELEPHONE NUMBER SERVICE! It's easy to use, simply dial the number. Listen to one borthersome ad that lasts less than 10 second, then follow the prompts. As expected it asks for City and State, Then it asks if you want a Business, Governemnt or Residence, followed by the question of name. Simple Huh! The number you need to dial is 1-800-373-3411.
The next little goody is one that just might come in handy if you don't have a GPS, or access to the internet while you are out in the real world getting lost. It is named "DIRECTIONS". It too has a series of questions such as City & State followed by address. Then it will ask your starting point and again you provide several prompted responses. Within about 15 seconds you'll receive a text message or several dependent on your phones capacity to receive text. Now for those who want to READ about this free service you can go on line to www.dialdirections.com. There you will find a brief video of how the product works. But if you are willing to accept my word enter the following number in your cell and experience it immediately (this one has no commercials). The number is 1-347-328-4667 or if you are visually challenged and have small numbers on your phone but bigger letters punch in DIRECTIONS. I know that there are few other of these services out there, some for pay some not... But I know these work for me and I hope that you'll give them a try and find them as handy as I have.