Saturday, July 21, 2007

Google Delivers Instant Information via Text Messaging/SMS

There are several ways you can acquire useful information using SMS. The method we’ll discuss in this article involves sending a text message to Google and receiving information back also instantaneously. All you have to do is send the appropriate keyword to 46645 (GOOGL) or to 466453 (GOOGLE). For example, if you want to know the weather in Chicago, just text “W Chicago” to 46645. Accordingly, you can also find a hotel, pizza joint, restaurant, gas station, or hotspot in any area by just specifying the type of service and geographic location.

Ideal for Travel

When you are travelling and need instant information, Google is an excellent source using your mobile phone and text messaging.

Maybe you want to see a movie. Just text the title and your current Zip Code. Google will respond with information about the movie. You can even get directions on how to get there, which turns your phone into a navigation system without satellite connections.

Suppose you just want to know what movies choices are available. To get a list, just send keywords movies and Zip to Google. When the reply comes, you can call the theater by tapping on the phone number.

If you ever need to know the status of your flight, just text keyword Flight and flight number to Google like this: Flight AS 2110. To get airport information, key in airport name and city. Google will send you the weather and tell you if there are any flight delays.

Sending the airline name will yield you the airline’s toll free number for information and reservations.

What if you need to convert currency? Just text the kind of currency, the amount, and the currency you want to convert to like this: 8 USD to YEN.

If you are having communication problems and need to translate something, Google can come to the rescue. Text the word or phrase you want to translate and indicate to which language, and it will assume you want to translate from English. If other languages are involved, you must specify which the from and to idioms.

Of course, you can also convert and calculate. For example, text 1 US pint in liters, and Google will respond with the answer.

Other Examples

Google works well for finding just about anything you may need. You can send a query for such items as restaurants and even specify the cuisine. It will find hotspots, libraries, hospitals, hardware stores, gas stations, hotels, and more.

It can also define words, report sports scores, and track your favorite stocks. If you ever need help at any point, just text help to GOOGLE.

Let Google turn your mobile communicator into a virtual concierge. Stay tuned for more ways to use the power of texting.

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