Saturday, April 07, 2007

Launch: Google 411 (Free!)

Google has now worked its way even further into our daily lives by providing a free 411 service. The service, Google Voice Vocal Search (aka Goog-411), can be accessed by dialing 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411).

Similar to TellMe, this Goog-411 works through voice recognition technology. After you make your listing request, the service will tell you the number and offer to text message the info via SMS. To top it off, Goog-411 will even connect you to the call. Right now, I can't speak for the quality on a cell phone, but it worked fine on a land line. I'm just jazzed that we have a decent alternative to the paid service.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

(H/T to TechCrunch; Cross-posted at Shakesville)


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