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Monday, February 24, 2014

A Free Cell Service

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp#kkUV6wibcaZiHqco.99
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp#kkUV6wibcaZiHqco.99
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp#kkUV6wibcaZiHqco.99
There is a problem I have had for years--the telephone book. Actually, it is not the telephone book. It is the lack of it in the car. When I only had a home phone, the phone book, phone, and I were all in the same location.
 
Now that I use my cell phone in the car, the phone book is in a different location. I tried carrying one in the car. That did not work at all. Friends use 411 and incur charges that I will not incur. Today, I was looking up something on Snopes and ran across the following valuable information.
 
This number is programmed under "info" in my cellphone.  It works.  I tested it. The only drawback is I had to listen to two ads. Since I have more time than money, I can deal with two ads. Can you? Usually, I am sitting somewhere, waiting for something to happen when I decide I could make a phone call. By making the phone call when I am doing nothing. I don't have to use my home time. I have heard of this number for free "Information" service before, but then failed to figure out what the number was when I could program it into my phone.
 
I might even be willing to deal with this on a programmable home phone. At least I would not have to get up and go get the phone book. Or, I would not have to have a phone book lying around on a table near me or falling on the floor.
 
Mental musing: The phone book is where it has always been--in the kitchen drawer that is near the home phone jack. Now, why would it be so hard and odd to move the phone book to a drawer near where I sit and use the cell phone? Because that is not the way I have done it. The phone book has always been there...lol...yes, so silly. Actually, the drawer in the table near me is too small.
 
Okay, here is the information I promised you:
 
"Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. "
 
Your turn
Do you have this number programmed into your cell phone? If you do or don't, how do you feel about listening to two 10 second ads in exchange for convenience and the service of free information?

4 comments:

  1. What a useful service. Our information calls are a nightmare. They are computerised and frequently fail to understand what it is you are asking for. So a simple call can be an exercise in frustration.
    So I resort to the print version. Which is in teeny weeny print.
    Sigh.

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  2. Maybe something like this is available and you don't know it. That print gets smaller and smaller every year!

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  3. Neat service, but I have an unlimited data plan so I google information as I need it. My android phone (Galaxy S4, which was FREE thanks to patience and a Black Friday deal) costs about $75/month for limited minutes (still more than Dad and I need), unlimited text, and unlimited data. I get a lot of use out of my phone so the expense is worth it.

    What type of cell phone & providor do you have? What's the cost? And what services do you get for the price?

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  4. I did not know about this number, but if I need a number, I can look it up on my smart phone for free. Thanks for the information, though. I might need it someday.

    Love,
    Janie

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