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Old 10-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Google 411 is cancelled

Crap. Google is shutting down goog-411. That was a really useful phone application - turns out they only introduced it wo help develop their speech recognition technology. What a bummer
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I'm disappointed, too. I used it on my cell phone when I'm on the road.
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As long as google voice isn't canceled, I'll be happy.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thanks - I meant to post this when I saw it since I had recc it a few times on this forum.

Here's a replacement service - I played with it a bit and was underwhelmed (and not surprised):

GOOG-411 shuts down, BING-411 is here to help | Knowliz

1-800-2464-411

But I'll put in our phones to have something.


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As long as google voice isn't canceled, I'll be happy.
I don't think you'd be happy if you actually had a need to use the GOOG-411 service in the past, and then had it discontinued. It was really handy, saved me some time/money/gas at least once. It was nice to know it was there if I needed it.

One of the things that concerns me is that one of their explanations is that these features are available on smart phones now, so there isn't so much need. So low use "just gimme a phone" users like me are being marginalized. Of course, with Android they have a reason to push smart phone use.

Oh well, at 83 cents a month, I guess I deserve to be marginalized.

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Thanks - I meant to post this when I saw it since I had recc it a few times on this forum.

Here's a replacement service - I played with it a bit and was underwhelmed (and not surprised):

GOOG-411 shuts down, BING-411 is here to help | Knowliz

1-800-2464-411

But I'll put in our phones to have something.




I don't think you'd be happy if you actually had a need to use the GOOG-411 service in the past, and then had it discontinued. It was really handy, saved me some time/money/gas at least once. It was nice to know it was there if I needed it.

One of the things that concerns me is that one of their explanations is that these features are available on smart phones now, so there isn't so much need. So low use "just gimme a phone" users like me are being marginalized. Of course, with Android they have a reason to push smart phone use.

Oh well, at 83 cents a month, I guess I deserve to be marginalized.

-ERD50
Thanks for the info on Bing-411. I join you as a "just gimme a phone user", but we are a unwanted minority.
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