- Free 411. Call 1-800-free-411 and you've got free directory assistance. Just listen to a couple ads and you're on your way. Never pay for 411 again!
- Google Text & Phone. Text Google, yeah I'm serious. Text 466-453 (google) for free text directory assistance (obviously standard text data rates apply), but no charge for the service. So just try "Friendly's near 19604" and it will list ALL the Friendly's in the area with their addresses and phone numbers. You can also call them at 1800-goog-411...they even connect you to the business if you want. On top of that, if you have a phone with web, they can send the map to your cell phone. Could google really cover more bases on this one?
- ChaCha. Call them, text them with a question and they'll give you an answer! Here are a couple examples: "Who was the 23rd President of the United States?" or "Who played the Morpheus in the film The Matrix?"...you can ask ANY question and they will tell you an answer. Heck you can ask them where babies come from and they will tell you an answer (hmmm...). You can text them at 242-242 (cha-cha) or call them at 1800-2chacha. Again, the service is free!
- For those of you who do have the web on your phone, you must take advantage of the Google Maps application, which is like a free gps, but without the voice commands. It's a great way to save $10 a month for a service or $140 for a gps.
Ahhh...the many ways you can dodge paying for services:) There always seems to be someone out there doing it for free. It's just a matter of finding them!