22 June 2007
just heard about google 411. maybe i'm the last to hear about this, so i apologize if this is old news. taken from google 411's page:
"To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.Using this service, you can: search for a local business by name or category. You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza". Get connected to the business, free of charge. Get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone. just say "text message".
And it's free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.
note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings."