Saturday, April 21, 2007
Google Voice Local Search.
Google is testing a free service called Google Voice Local Search. Using this service, you get fast access to the same local information you’d find on Google Maps. It’s voice-activated, and you can access it from any phone (mobile or landline), in any location, at any time.
Here are a few of the features:
* You can find a business listing by category. Just say "pizza," for example.
* You can send the listing details to your mobile phone via SMS.
* The service is fully automated, so it doesn’t rely on human operators.
* It connects you directly to the business, free of charge. However, your telephone company may apply regular charges for making a phone call or receiving an SMS.
Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.