Paul Rosania

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The Death of GOOG-411

October 08, 2010

Back in 2007 we launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada. On November 12, 2010, we will shut down the service.

"Goodbye to an old friend: 1-800-GOOG-411" on The Original Google Blog

That sucks. I confess that I usually use Google Maps, Yelp or other apps to do my phone number lookups these days. But sometimes I'm driving, or walking in a busy area and don't want to be staring down at my phone. I know, no one calls each other anymore. But when a call is necessary, GOOG-411 was the best 411 resource out there. (Not to mention, free.)

R.I.P GOOG-411. At least one of us will miss you.