Remember those massive yellow books that you used to find on your doorstep one morning? Does anyone still use those things anymore? I know I don’t. Usually I go to www.superpages.com to find phone numbers and addresses for the places that I need.
But what if you need to find a number on the road? I usually use 1-800-FREE-411 but you have to listen to ads. I really don’t mind, since the service is free, but it does get annoying after a while. What is also very annoying is that the voice recognition is terrible and almost never got the place I was looking for on the first try.
Well, now Google is offering a free 411 service with absolutely no ads (at least not yet). Just call 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411). It only has business numbers in it now but that’s all I use 411 for anyway. The voice recognition is very sophisticated and the system is very fast. It’s almost as good as speaking to a real person. Try it out just to hear the computer voice!
It sure beats paying for 411 on your home or cell phone or listening to ads to get the same service.
Check out the Google Cheat Sheet for this 411 service so you can maximize your time!