Google SMS Service
This is one of Google's best kept little secrets! You can get loads of really useful on-demand info send to your phone via SMS (Text Message). Why is this so great? It gives you access to important info without using 411 or if you donât have a data plan on your cell phone. Need the phone number to that Chinese take out joint you love? Looking for that place someone told you about but never gave you the full info? Need to know what torque means? Suddenly find yourself needing to know the population of Uruguay? Google SMS can do all of this. All you do is send a simply phrased message to GOOGL (46645) and within seconds you'll get a reply with your info. Worst-case scenario: you pay for each text message (usually 5 cents) or if you have a number of text messages included in your plan you donât pay anything! Google doesnât charge anything for this. Remember that data plans are expensive if you donât use them a lot and one simple call to 411 can cost almost $2! You can be that person who always has the answers! I use this almost every day! This is faster and cheaper than any alternative. Example: Asking "Bloomingdales near 10001" gets "(1/2) Local Listings: Bloomingdales 504 Broadway New York, NY 10012 212-729-5900 1.8 mi, S Bloomingdales 59th & 60th 1000 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022"
If you haven't checked out the services available from Google mobile to make your life easier, check them out now. You don't even have to have internet browsing capabilities on your phone - my 2 favorites of the Google Mobile s... If you haven't checked out the services available from Google mobile to make your life easier, check them out now. You don't even have to have internet browsing capabilities on your phone - my 2 favorites of the Google Mobile services work using your text messaging or voice capabilities. Here are some of the things you can do: Google SMS - get quick information via text from google sms. You can get info about weather, directions, phone numbers, news, and it's all through text messaging Goog 411 - uses voice to find business listings on the go Google Search, Google Maps, Picasa Mobile, GMail for Mobile are some of the other services Google has fine tuned for mobile users.