Let’s say you’re out with your spouse or friends, and you want to find a local store, park or restaurant. You may not have Internet access on your phone, and you’re certainly not carrying your 12 lb phone book. You could use a 411 directory service, and you’d be in good company; about 6 billion directory assistance calls are made in the US each year. However, directory assistance calls are pricey; $1.25 per call, on average.
Here’s how to get free 411 directory assistance from Google:
- Dial 1-800-GOOG-411.
- Say the name of the business or category, and the city and state. For example, “pizza, Holland, Michigan”.
- The automated voice will read you a numbered list of places and their locations.
- At any point, say or press the number to be connected, or say “details” for more details.
GOOG 411 works from any landline or mobile phone. The next time you need directory assistance, remember: 1-800-GOOG-411.