If you never used Google’s FREE 411 service you really do not know what you missed. You missed a lot.
It must be said, traveling with my GPS Garmin Nuvi on the dashboard is a huge advantage while navigating the roads and highways of North America. The Garmin can find me Walmarts or gas stations when needed, and many more places of interest etc.
However, the Garmin DOES NOT give me any information about the place I want to go and visit. For instance, while driving up HWY 400 on a recent canoe trip, we needed to find out if the Canadian Tire store in Parry Sound had a gas bar. Thus, Google 411 free service.
Dialing up Google 411 not only got me the phone number of the store but connected me directly to a human who informed they did have a gas bar, and that there were two stores so I told to take the first exit not the second one that shows with any GPS.
Bingo…We had success, thanks to Google 411 free information service from my cell phone.
As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now for the rest of the story.” Plain and simple, Google is opting out of the 411 program. For the complete details check this site out: