Sunday, April 08, 2007

Google Launches Google Voice Local Search

Google recently launched Google Voice Local Search, a search engine for your phone. Simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and search in the following ways (excerpted from Google's page):
  • search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".

  • get connected to the business, free of charge.

  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say "text message".
Oh, it's FREE. I suggest putting this number in your cell phone and never get the $1 or $2 charge that cell phone companies know you'll pay.

Say goodbye to toll 411 calls. Most excellent! Read a really good writeup of Google's new service, and its competition, at TechCrunch.
Google Voice Local Search