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Tell me more April 18, 2007

Posted by sk in 411, Computers & Internet, Google, Microsoft, search, Technology and Software, tellme.


Want information about local businesses on the go? Tellme is perfect for you. You can dial 1-800-555-tell (free) or 411 on Verizon and Cingular phones (paid) and get information about local businesses, sports scores, entertainment, etc.  For example, you can ask for an Indian restaurant in Tucson, AZ and then say, “Text me the query” to get a text message with detailed information. You can also text 83556 (“tellm”) with the search query. Tellme was recently acquired by Microsoft and the acquisition goes into effect on April 30th.

I’ve been accused in the past for not giving information about rival services, so here it is. Google has launched a 411 service too. It’s not as good as Tellme, but it’s good for those who prefer Google’s services or want to have nothing to do with “dying companies”. 😉 (notice the wink). Dial 1-800-Goog-411 for information about local businesses.