Diary of a Demented Store Owner
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Google Keeps Information Free- Sorta Like Mikey
If you're reading this then you understand the value added programs we appreciate from Google (ever downloaded and played with Google Earth, or newly added Google Moon and Google Mars?). Well add another one- Google's free 411 service is now available in Toronto
Who enjoys paying $0.75 per call just to get a phone number while on the road- moreso when 75 cents gets you three flux brushes at FIG. It can get frustrating when you want to call us to see if your glass is in and can't remember the number.
Well, Google are at it again- doing what they do best- namely giving free access to information. Just call 1-800-GOOG-411 (4664-411) and get access to every number Google has indexed on the Web, and instantly be connected (for free) to that number. This includes any number from Toronto to across Canada and the US. It sounds too good to be true, but Google has pulled it off in such a seamless, slick way that really makes you wonder how they can do this stuff for free.
1. Call 1-800-GOOG-411
2. Say Toronto
3. Say 'Fantasy In Glass'
4. The friendly Google-tronic voice gives you our name and address and connects you.
Google even stores information about previous searches you make from your number to customize future calls.
The amazing thing is that because it connects you to the number you choose, you pay nothing to make the call (even if the number's in Winnipeg or Wawa).