One of my favorite under-the-radar Google services, 1-800-GOOG-411, is going away on November 12th. Google’s says it wants to focus on other voice related projects, and I’m sure sure we’ll continue to benefit from its work in this area, but I’ll miss GOOG-411. When it debuted in 2007, directory assistance cost $1 or more… GOOG-411 gave us the information, and connected our calls for free.
- Bing 411: free, automated directory assistance (with connection to businesses), weather and traffic reports, directions, etc.
- 1-800-FREE-411: listen to a 10 second ad, then follow voice prompts for the listing you want.