Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Google Voice Local Search

Google Voice Local Search is an experimental service by Google  to make local-business search accessible over the phone. Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. The service is free but regular phone charges may apply based on your telephone service provider. It is voice-activated, and you can access it from any phone (mobile or landline), in any location, at any time. 

Cheat Sheet
When you are asked for city and state, you can:

  • say the city and state like "beverly hills california".

  • say the zip, e.g. "nine-oh-two-one-oh".

  • type the zip code using the key pad, e.g. "9-0-2-1-0".

When you are asked for a business name or category, you can:

  • say a business name, like "Giovanni's pizzeria".

  • say a category name, like "hardware stores".

  • say "go back" to change city and state.

When browsing through results, you can:

  • say the listing number (e.g. "number two") or press the corresponding key (e.g. "2") to choose a listing or navigate between results.

  • say "text message" or press "9" to receive a text message, when you are calling from a mobile phone.

  • say "details" to get more information about the current listing.

  • say "start over" or press "*" to start from the main menu.

  • say "go back" to change business or category.


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