Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bye Bye Directory Assistance

Thanks to my cousin Joe Vaughn, I now know about Google's SMS services and features. My buddy David Moncur is going to freak - you can tell all of your client's that you found this on your own.

Here is the scoop. You can get all kinds of info from Google via SMS, just like as if you were in front of a browser. I find the mobile internet service on my Treo to be spotty @ best. This all of the sudden unleashes the power of the internet on your palm top phone.

What is Google SMS?

Google SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to send queries as text messages over your mobile phone or device and easily get precise answers to your questions. No links. No web pages. Just text — and the information you're looking for:

How do I use it?

  1. Enter your query as a text message.
  2. Send the message to the US shortcode 46645 (GOOGL on most phones).
  3. Receive a text message (or messages) with your results, usually within a minute. Results may be labeled as "1/3", "2/3", etc.
  4. To get Google SMS help info sent directly to your phone, send the word 'help' as a text message to 46645.
Try our online demo.

Want to learn more?

Note: if you recently changed carriers, and are having trouble using Google SMS, please contact us.

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