Google SMS

I had seen Google SMS some time ago, but hadn’t paid much attention to it, but last week I ran across this again and think it is a great service. What is it? Well, let’s say you are out and about and you forgot your map, but you know where you are and where you are going, just not the path in between. Well, send a text message something like this – 55 Anywhere 77845 to 333 someplace 77431 to GOOGL (46645). We got the number for the pizza joint here in CS while out on a walk.

Now, I’m not one for sending text messages, but the kids these days do this a lot apparently, so much so that their thumbs move like lightning and eventually fall off (or at least they wish they would fall off to get rid of the pain), but in a pinch, this could be really helpful. Check it out. Convenient … and free. There are a number of other queries you can submit.

4 Responses to “Google SMS”

  1. Thomas says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the 411 operator can give you driving directions or look up product prices online.

  2. Bethany says:

    I love anything to do with text messaging…here we can get the movie times sent to our phones :)

  3. Oren says:

    You have phones you can carry around with you while on a walk? How long is the cord from your house? That’s amazing.

  4. Thomas says:

    That’s right Oren, the cord, however, is invisible! I’ve always wanted to be invisible, not all the time, but in a way that I could turn it off and on, you know.