Bing 411 Now Available
- Posted: Jun 02, 2009 at 7:42AM
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Alongside the launch of the new search engine Bing, another free service called Bing 411 also debuted. As you may have guessed by its name, the service lets you call a phone number and get free 411 information (available in the U.S. only). Just like the standard, paid 411 service, you begin your call by saying your city and state and then you tell Bing 411 what business listing or other information you’re looking for. The service will attempt to locate the information and then it will connect you or you can choose to receive a text message instead.
Besides just finding local businesses’ phone numbers, you can also use Bing 411 to get text message links to maps, driving directions, and you can even narrow down business listings by name, type, city, neighborhood, or street.
Other information available via the service include traffic reports, movie showtimes, and weather.
To try Bing 411 yourself, call 1-800-Bing-411 (1-800-246-4411) for free.