Free Directory Assistance -- Free Phone Information/411
Try these 2 phone services for toll-free information. (If you're using a mobile phone, you will have to pay for minutes used, of course). Note that GOOG-411 was discontinued on November 12, 2010.
In exchange for listening to a 10-second ad, you can use this free 411-like service. A nice bonus is that it can text (SMS) you the information you're looking for.
- Call 1-800-373-3411
- Listen to a 10-second ad
- Follow the voice prompts, asking for your location and business name/type
- Get your desired information by phone or by text.
Bing 411 - By phone or by cellphone Web
Bing 411 (formerly Tellme, which is a feature that still works on Microsoft Windows Mobile phones) allows you to call a toll-free number and get information such as stock quotes, directions, movie and weather information, or get richer information if you have a Web-enabled smartphone. It can also text (SMS) you the information.
- Call 1-800-246-4411 (1-800-Bing-411)
- Say one of the following words below
- Get the information you requested
You can request any of the following:
- business ("Coffee", "Starbucks")
- "sports" - scores, game times, updates
- "news center"
- "stock quote"
- "travel" - taxis, planes, rental cars, hotels
- "entertainment" - horoscopes, soap opera news
GOOG-411 - DISCONTINUED
1-800-GOOG-411 - DISCONTINUED
Google's service found specific businesses in specific cities, and connected you to them by phone. The service has been discontinued by Google as of November 12, 2010.