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New Google SMS feature

Send an SMS to query Google!

     
11:36 pm on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]

It's currently available on all major U.S. and U.K. carriers!

SMS Quick Start

1. Start a new text message and type in your search query

2. Send the message to the number "46645" (GOOGL)

3. You'll receive text message(s) with results

Tip: For help send the word 'help' as a text message to 46645.

Questions on in an SMS to the usual address, please.

4:14 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Introduced last year...

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12:13 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But only now available in the UK.

[google.co.uk...]

And it seems to be vastly expanded over the previous (US only) version.

Get local business listings when you're on the road and want to find a place to eat.
Obtain driving directions to get from point A to point B without having to ask for directions.
Get quick answers to straightforward questions.
Compare online product prices with ones you find on the high street.
Look up dictionary definitions to expand your vocabulary or prove a point.
Solve math problems such as converting to metric units.

BTW, this is either a free service, or they are breaking UK rules by not informing you of the cost per message :)

5:39 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sanenet I am in the UK and have been using this since around May/June time.
11:18 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Actually I have found Google SMS UK to be slightly unreliable at times. Sometimes I do not get the result for 24 hours and other times do not receive it at all. Of course this may just be down to my provider and not Google.