Google 411

I love Google.   Every day there is something new from them, and chances are, they’ll do it better.   The old rule of taking something and improving it by 10%.   Yahoo! was firs in search, Google took it and did it better.   There are many RSS readers, but I really like Google Reader.   (I don’t love Gmail, but they’re allowed one pass).

Anyway,   if you keep your eyes on the Google Labs – that’s where you’ll find a lot of the things they’re testing.   One such thing is Google’s Voice Local Search or as we all know it, directory assistance.   Call the Google 411 number 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411), tell the system what you’re looking for, and it will either dial the selected number or offer you other listings.   And it works pretty well.

So what’s the big deal?   It’s free.     My directory assistance on my mobile phone costs about 99 cents per call.   This, you can use all the time and get charged nothing more than your airtime charges.

Try it out.