Googling from your cell phone

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How did we ever get along without Google? For millions of people every day, Google is the first choice for information of any type. Did you know that you could even use Google when you don’t have access to your home computer or a laptop? You can use it with your cell phone.

Here’s an example of how:

Let’s say you are vacationing in Clearwater, Florida (a great vacation spot, by the way 🙂 and you want to find the nearest Starbucks for a quick $5 cup of coffee. You don’t need a computer, you don’t need a phone book, and you don’t need to go out and flag down the nearest BMW driver. Just type this as a text message:

Starbucks 33759 (33759 is a zip code in Clearwater – if you don’t know the zip, you could just type the city and state)

Then send that text message to this number: 46645 (“google” without the “e”). Within seconds, you will receive back a text reply that lists each Starbucks in that area. This will include the address as well as the phone number, so you can call them if you want.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some other queries you can do on Google, right from your cell phone just like the Starbucks example above:

Want to know the weather for Waldoboro, Maine?
Text message weather 04572 or weather waldoboro, me and Google will reply:

Wind:N 0mph
Sa:31-49F,Mostly Sunny
Su:27-43F,Mostly Sunny
M:25-42F,Partly Sunny
Tu:29-43F,Mostly Sunny

Want to know where a certain area code is located?
Text message 614 (just type the area code by itself) and Google will reply:
614: area code for Columbus, Ohio

Want to translate an English word to another language?
Text message translate automobile in german and Google will reply:
Google Translation:
‘automobile’ in English means ‘Automobil’ in German.

Want to know George Bush’s birth date?
Text message George Bush birthday and Google will reply:
Q & A
George Bush
Date of birth: 12 June 1924

There are other things you can inquire from Google via your cell phone. You can read about them, and try them out, at this link.

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