Since so many of you liked my last geeky tip (texting Google while out to price compare, get weather info, sports info, stock info…), I thought I'd share one that I've been using for the last couple of years, called Goog-411. Goog-411 is directory asssistance without the fees and with categories for the times you don't know a business name.
You dial the number below, state a business name or category, the city and state, and Google will tell you the top results, including street address. You choose one of the listings, and Google will then connect you for free, if you like.
As mentioned in the title to this post, I've used Goog-411 on the road to:
- Order pizza in the next town on the way to the beach ("pizza," "city/state")
- Get the address of a business (I called Goog-411 and named a bowling center in a nearby town, so I could get their address for my GPS)
- Call the dentist to get directions
- Call the ballet studio to discuss an extra fee
- Call the pharmacy to see if a prescription is ready
- Find the nearest feed store while in another county
- ….and for many other calls.
It's very handy when you don't have any idea what the business name is, but know the category, or when you forgot to jot down a phone number on your way out the door.
It does not work on residential numbers; only businesses. Click below to view a quick video on the service, or to read more about it (or just cal 1-800-GOOG-411 and try it out for real).