Monday: 24.July.2006

Google's New Short Message Service (SMS) for your cell phone

Ever been away from your computer, and wished you had access to a search engine? Well, now you do .. that is, if you (or a friend) have a cell phone handy.

Google offers a free service called SMS (Short Message Service). See here:> Google SMS (still in beta).

Simply send your query as a text message to "46645" (GOOGL), and Google will respond by returning between one and three text messages containing the results of your search. (Normal cell charges & rates apply.)

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Gotta admit, it's pretty cool, and convenient. Useful .. for anything you might imagine, such as determining show times, theater locations, weather forecasts, driving directions, currency conversions, stock quotes, etc.

I have already programmed the number into my cell, so I'm ready for whatever. Thanks to Mr. Magoo (from Arizona, author of the popular Guide to Wireless Networking) for today's techno-indulgent tip.

For more info along these lines, here's a Google search pre-configured for the query: google sms short message service for your cell phone





Posted by Rad at July 24, 2006 05:42 PM

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