411 Free from Google

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The Power of Google

Seems like Google is everywhere nowadays and I recently had a chance to try out another FREE service they provide.  The service is called Goog-411 and is meant to provide a free alternative to 411 services.

411 Madness

We all hate paying the 411 Service Charge Fees normally associated with our mobile carriers because we usually need 411 information on the road and on the go.

The fees can rack up as high as $2 per connection and possibly another $1 to connect to a number.

Another aspect of popular 411 calls is the heavily advertisements that plague the call even when just checking for the current weather or getting directions you might often hear ads play in the background that can become very relaxing ANNOYING.

411 Joy

I actually love the fact I have a free choice now in 411 service and the best part is no ads!

Goog-411 also is pretty cool because it is voice activated which makes it extremely useful for bluetooth.

There are also options in choosing to recieve texts and map links sent directly to your phone, all very cool.

So I took a stand, I will never pay for 411 service ever again and would recommend anyone to check out Goog-411. (1-800-GOOG-411 / 1-800-466-4411)

 

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Chuck Roberts
Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty - Panama City, FL

Another good on to use in a pinch is 1-800-373-3411 or 1-800-free-411. You have to listen to a quick commercial (last one I heard was McDonalds) and occasionaly the lines are backed up, but it is still free information on your cell-phone. Last time I checked, that saves about $1.50. a call.

Jun 03, 2008 12:50 PM #1
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Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
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very cool..I saw a news program on this and didn't pay that close attention....thanks..

Jun 03, 2008 12:57 PM #2
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Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

Hi Justin,

Like your new pic!!  Thanks for sharing!

Jun 03, 2008 01:00 PM #3
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Thanks for sharing the info about google 411. Looks like they want to change the world..., hopefully for the good.

Jun 03, 2008 01:01 PM #4
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

Chuck thanks for contributing another link but I do love Goog-411's no ads :)

Konnie your welcome for the reminder, very cool this made it to the news, although they just released this back in oct 2007 I haven't had a chance to check it out till now

Yvette - Thank you very much for the compliment :)

Roger thats what we all hope for right? not the evil google people speak of :D

Jun 03, 2008 02:04 PM #5
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Bo Buchanan
Kettley Realtors - Oswego, IL

Justin - just for kicks, I called to make sure my office will come up and it does!  Cool tool.  I'm putting it in my phone book and I'll definitely use it!!

Jun 03, 2008 04:37 PM #7
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Marcia Kramarz
Re/Max Executive Realty - Medway, MA
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Hey Justin - Great Tip!  Thanks!

Jun 04, 2008 05:04 AM #8
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Mike Slager - Holland
Greenridge Realty - Holland, MI
MI Realtor

Also, from a regular cell phone you can text message GOOGL in the body of the text type what it is you are looking for ie: realtor, 49424

and it will list Realtors in 49424 with their phone #s.

On a smartphone just google in your web browser to do the same thing!

Isn't technology great!

Jun 04, 2008 06:58 AM #9
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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Bo - Thats pretty cool ,glad you found the service useful

Marcia - Your welcome!

Mike - Good tips thanks for sharing!

Jun 04, 2008 11:29 AM #10
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Google continues to improve at such a rapid pace.  I would love to be a fly on their wall and hear the brain storming that takes place at Google.  Amazing!

Jun 05, 2008 12:59 AM #11
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Justin Williams
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Hey Sam - Did you just hear that Google also landed a deal with Nasa today to build a technology facility at the NASA research center :) Article

Jun 05, 2008 12:30 PM #12
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Bryan Flynn
Regency Mortgage Corporation - Worcester, MA
Central Mass and Worcester Mortgages

Great post.....google is going to control everything soon.....they have it all.

Jun 06, 2008 12:56 AM #13
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Great post!  The fees can be ridiculous for 411 if you choose to use the phone company's service.

Jun 06, 2008 03:25 AM #14
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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Bryan thanks for stopping by, Google is on a roll but I like it!

Notary - Absolutely!  Thanks for commenting!

Jun 06, 2008 09:24 AM #15
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Carolina Ruiz
My Real Estate Pro - West Covina, CA

Do you text the same number or is there a different number you text?

Jun 06, 2008 11:05 AM #16
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Justin Williams
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Team Chacon - You just simply say "text message" and Google will deliver your results via text to your cell phone.

Jun 06, 2008 11:31 AM #17
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