Free 411 calls?

I just found out about this cool company called FREE 411. Paid 411 calls can cost up to $3.00 for every call you make (depending on the carrier) and 1-800-FREE411 provides listings for free! They’re free because they are ad supported meaning the consumer hears two, 10 second audio advertisements while we get the number they request. Basically, advertisers pay for audio space which offsets the costs to the consumer so that it is FREE. Usually, the ads are highly interactive with the consumer (sometimes offering promotions or discounts) and are geared toward the listing request! Next time you need some info, you can get it for free!!

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  1. Whitney of lilli tutu says:

    Hi, Claire! I just found you through Meal Planning Mommies. I can’t wait to look around.

    Just wanted to drop a note to say that I used to use Free411 for calls but quickly grew frustrated because it took FOREVER–after waiting through the advertisement and then it seemed that the automated operator never understood what I was saying or my request couldn’t be found. My husband would just roll his eyes everytime I went to call Free411–I think, for him, it was worth it to spend the money.

    Well, the good news is that I recently read about Google’s free 411 service. It is SOOOO much better. No advertisements–and very quick! The number is 1800GOOG411. I hope this helps!

    Whitney

  2. Whitney of lilli tutu says:

    Hi, Claire! I just found you through Meal Planning Mommies. I can’t wait to look around.

    Just wanted to drop a note to say that I used to use Free411 for calls but quickly grew frustrated because it took FOREVER–after waiting through the advertisement and then it seemed that the automated operator never understood what I was saying or my request couldn’t be found. My husband would just roll his eyes everytime I went to call Free411. I think, for him, he would rather spend the money than to go through all the hassle.

    Well, the good news is that I recently read about Google’s free 411 service. It is SOOOO much better. No advertisements–and very quick! The number is 1800GOOG411. I hope this helps!

    Whitney

  3. joyousjoyce8888 says:

    I use this number all the time. You have to sit through an add but it’s better to spend a few moments of time than a few dollars at a time. :o)

  4. Steve Mahnke says:

    If I am not mistaken, 1-800-GOOG-411, from Google, is also free, AND there are no annoying ads to listen to.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Also, the google 411 dials the number for you so you don’t have to hang up and make another cell call. I love it! I put it on speaker phone while I’m driving. It’s all voice activated. I program it in all of my families cell phones(5 of them) so they won’t use the expensive directory that comes loaded in from the factory! I put an A in front of the name so it will appear first in their phone contact listing…no more searching. No more excuses! Cindy J

  6. Steve Mahnke says:

    I actually named my goog411 “411” in my phone. 🙂

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