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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Free 411/Directory Assistance From Google

Here's a cool way to save money on your phone service.

I have always kept a phone book under the passenger seat of my car. This way, if I was out I could always look up a number if I needed it. One day a friend of mine was with me and on the phone with her husband who told her to call an auto parts store about a part for her car. She responded "I'm in a car, what do you want me to do, pull a phonebook out of my *ss?" I said "well actually...look under your seat". I thought that was a pretty nifty trick, don't you?

Anyway, there are times when my local telephone book doesn't have what I'm looking for, or I'm not near a book, which then requires me to make a call to 411. With my cell company I am charged $1.49 plus airtime and $1.99 if I call from my landline (but I always use the internet at home), so of course I avoid this whenever possible. I already pay too much for phone service.

I've found a solution to the phonebook and 411/directory assistance charges and it is 1-800-goog-411. When you dial this toll-free number you then say the city and state, you'll get the listing and goog 411 will connect you...FOR FREE! Ha! Take that telephone company, your going down! Sorry, I am just so excited that I found a way to avoid giving Verizon anymore of my money.


Mr_tiger_jingles said...

what a great idea!

Mr_tiger_jingles said...

When my brothe come to visit me he is alway using 411 and racking up my phone bill! This google 411 will come in handy. Thanks for the great tip!

Steph said...

Glad I could help. You can thank your brother's father for this tip.