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May 19, 2008

Microsoft Mobile Search and 411

Filed under: internet,windows live — Jason Hartley @ 5:04 pm

On Mobile Phones with Internet Access:

1. Go to http://m.live.com to get Web-based Live Search for Mobile devices

2. http://wls.live.com to download and install Live Search for Windows Mobile directly on your Windows Mobile device. The updated Live Search for Windows Mobile now includes voice input (beta version), gas prices, and hours of operation for businesses.

From any phone – cell phone or land-line phone:

Live Search 411.  Live Search now has a new toll-free number, users can simply dial (800) CALL-411 (800-225-5411) and say the city and state, then ask for the business or business category to hear a list of options. Users say “Connect me,” to instantly connect to the business.

3 Responses to “Microsoft Mobile Search and 411”

  1. AlanM Says:

    I’m a big fan of Live search (because I hate Google), but I have to say that I still am not happy with voice recognition software in general. The overly pleasant voice telling me they didn’t understand me drives me nuts!

    In this case I still use people to get information. I call 800-411-SAVE for business, category, or even people’s or government phone numbers. Its answered by live agents and I don’t have to listen to someone trying to be too polite will not helping me.

  2. Jason Hartley Says:

    Thanks Alan. I blogged about 800-411-SAVE and 800-FREE-411 a while back. I have used both of these in the past and was happy with them too. They have been around a little longer than the Live Search 411.

  3. pinetrees10 Says:

    As the other two commentors mentioned, when it comes to free directory assistance. They differ in some important ways, so try them all out and see which one(s) you prefer. You may want to try them all every so often just to see what’s new! Grin!

    I prefer the ones that have operators to help when the automation doesn’t recognize me and that also don’t restrict me to only business searches – sometimes I need to find people, too!

    1-800-YellowPages (800-935-5697)
    1-800-411-SAVE (800-411-7283)
    1-800-555-Tell (800-555-8355)
    1-800-Call-411 (800-225-5411)
    1-800-Call-Dex (800-225-5339)
    1-800-Free-411 (800-373-3411)
    1-800-Goog-411 (800-466-4411)
    1-800-Info-Fast (800-463-6327)
    1-800-The-Info (800-843-4636)

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