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Old 04-20-2005, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got this gem from the TreoCentral forum and thought I would pass it along. Did you know that Google has a directory service that runs on SMS? It is awesome!! You can read more about it here:

www.google.com/sms/

Basically, you send an SMS messge to 46645 (G-O-O-G-L), with the item you're searching for, and a location. You can search for businesses, weather, driving directions and many others.

For example, if I wanted Pizza joints in Jacksonville, FL, I would send (to 46645): pizza 32202. You can also use: pizza jacksonville fl. This search would return 1 or more SMS messages with all the pizza restaurants in and around that zip code. Pretty awesome, huh?

I've used it from time to time to find starbucks, customer locations, or other items I've been looking for. Hope this helps...
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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man, that is pretty cool. Time saver for those of us on the road. Especially if you have lots and lots of sms's to use.
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you can also go to http://mobile.google.com/local and get the same info
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Very True, but when in a hurry (and by that I mean late and lost) this is quicker than going through the webpage.
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Berry 411 seems more effective to me
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Berry 411 seems more effective to me
Pardon my ignorance -- what is Berry 411?
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berry 411 is the bomb. I just type in dominos for my home adress and it gives me all the info right there
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Cool, just checked out Berry 411. It looks awesome as well. I like being able to store several locations in which to search. Can't wait to get my 7250 (c'mon Sprint!!) and check it out. Thanks!
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This is my ignorance, but how can I send an SMS message to Google with my Nextel 7520? I tried using PIN and it left but never came back with anything. Is this possible with Nextel?
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This is my ignorance, but how can I send an SMS message to Google with my Nextel 7520? I tried using PIN and it left but never came back with anything. Is this possible with Nextel?
I'm not sure what PIN is, or how SMS works on Nextel. On Sprint I address the SMS message to 46645. Example is:

To: 46645
Text: pizza 32216

This returns all pizza restaurants in or near zip 32216. I would try it with pizza first since that is sure to provide some returns. You can also get more information at www.google.com/sms. Since you're already using a Bb, I would also check out Berry 411. I haven't used it, but it looks cool. Web site for that is: http://www.thebogles.com/Berry411.htm. Happy searching...
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Cool, just checked out Berry 411. It looks awesome as well. I like being able to store several locations in which to search. Can't wait to get my 7250 (c'mon Sprint!!) and check it out. Thanks!

Berry411 also allows you to select a link that will display driving direction to desired origin from the address you have selected (home, office, other). A great piece of software. Enjoy.
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Berry411 also allows you to select a link that will display driving direction to desired origin from the address you have selected (home, office, other). A great piece of software. Enjoy.
I've been unsuccessful at getting directions using the WAP browser not to mention the myriad of links one must navigate through to get to the meat of the webpage.....just to be dissapointed that it didn't work. I also incurred the same problem with WebViewer on my 7520.
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I have been successful with the BB411, however I believe it works with the Google. Defnitely a difficult program to use, but once you grasp it is a nice way to get driving directions....
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That is probably the coolest thing ive seen yet. It even defines words! This is great.
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