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Old 29th January 2008, 14:53   #1
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Default Google SMS - An end to Ask me service !

Tried of calling Ask-Me services and answering their never ending questions, like you were asking for the Prime Minsters phone number to get a damn stores number?

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Google SMS is finally here to make my life easier !
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Old 29th January 2008, 15:04   #2
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Looks pretty useful. But what if there is no answer to your query, or a miss spelt query, or insufficient info?

Obviously you still get charged 3 bucks.
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Wells that the same for ask me services too!
You get charged for the phone call even if they don't know the answer.
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Wells that the same for ask me services too!
You get charged for the phone call even if they don't know the answer.
Yes but you don't need to know the exact spelling of Restaurant Deccan Rendezvous to get the number.
In case you have the wrong address they will search for you. And offer you one or more options.
All for the price of one phone call. See my point.

Try misspelling the name of a restaurant by one letter. The reply comes back from google - not found. Gaya teen rupya.
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Try misspelling the name of a restaurant by one letter. The reply comes back from google - not found. Gaya teen rupya.
Not just that. try searching for Imax instead of Imax Adlabs and you get nothing. A very useful service but a few tweaks here and there and ittl be perfect. Its definatly better than calling askme though.
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Looks useful.

However, I am still quite satisfied (atleast 90% satisfaction level) with Just Dial services (STD Code of the city+22222222). Now they have launched a web and SMS version as well.

It helped me a great deal when I moved to Mumbai. Got all the required numbers (hotels, eating out joints, gas wallah, electrician, plumber, grocery stores etc) through them pretty effortlessly.

I have heard that Sulekha.com has also sprung up pretty nicely, but I found many a wrong numbers there so I am stills ticking on to JD>
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Try misspelling the name of a restaurant by one letter. The reply comes back from google - not found. Gaya teen rupya.
Actually, Google's seach is pretty damn good if you havent mispelled like a 3 year old, it does correct it for you and says "Did you mean ..." and gives the results for the same below so you dont waste the 3rupees. Try a couple of searchs on the demo webpage.

Eitherways,i'd rather pay the 3rupees than get sucked in by these telemarketers.
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Try misspelling the name of a restaurant by one letter. The reply comes back from google - not found. Gaya teen rupya.
Then you have to type and send "Google SMS Insufficient Response Refunds Inquiries".
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don't you get wireless internet for 100/- or so? use it for emails, unlimited google searches, weather reports, stock quotes, watching porn etc. that's at a price of 1 search a day!!

I pay $5.99 for internet (two phones, family plan) and I love it.

the whole SMS thing puts me off. it's like counting my bytes and charging me for them.
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Just Dial ask me : 3999 9999 Just Dial - India's No.1 local search engine
for Just dial SMS Send to 53999 :

For guys in Bangalore there a service where you just have to give them a missed call and they will call you back. 40164016

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hey wouldnt online sites be easier than this, ie i use Just Dial - India's No.1 local search engine for any queries i have rather than calling them.. can just mess of the details off to my phone via thier inbuilt feature on the site.
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i have the infomedia search application downloaded on to my mobile and use that for search, till now results are pretty accurate. of course, one need to have internet access.
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There was an article I read, which calculated how much our normal internet usage would cost if we were charged like we are for sms.
$61 million dollars/month
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