Google SMS

6 Oct

Have you ever been out and about with firends and wanted to know the closest movie theater?  Ever been on vacation and wanted to order pizza in?  Well Google has the answer!  I know, I know, you already knew that, but you don’t have a computer with you?  No problem, as long as you have your phone.  Simply text what you need to know to Google (466453) and they will text you back with the info.  Anything from the weather or stock quotes, to money conversion and word translations can be at your fingertips.

To the left is an example of what might appear if I text “weather Chicago” to Google.  To learn more about this service, click here.

There is no charge for this service (as with most google services) but you cell phone company may charge for text messages based on your plan.

Do you not have texting on your phone?  Call 1-800-Goog-411.  This is the new way to find out a phone number or address for businesses.  There is no charge for this service as with most 411 services.  Goog-411 can connect you to the phone number, or will even text you the information you need if that is your preference.

These two tools can be invaluable when traveling, when you are just out for a day of shopping or a night on the town.  Be sure to save these numbers on your cell and the next time you need answers, you know who to call!


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