To use Google’s new free 411 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, get connected to the business, free of charge, and get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
Jonathan of MyMoneyBlog also reminds us that there are a couple of other good free information numbers out there:
1-800-FREE-411 – Free 411 Directory assistance similar to GOOG 411.
1-888-DO-FRUCALL – Call FruCall and type in the UPC bar code number of any(?) product and it will tell you the best price online.
1-800-555-TELL – Looking for local movie showtimes? Sports news? Driving directions? Stock quotes? 1-800-555-TELL has the answer.