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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Free Directory Assistance vs Paying For Vonage DA Reply with quote Back to top

1-800-373-3411

Works fairly well...it starts off with a stupid computer asking you the listing and city. Eventually if you keep saying something like "Eat Crap" over and over a real person will come on the line to assist you. You may be able to hit 0 when the computer comes on..not sure.

Anyway it seems to work good and you dont have to pay anything per call.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hehe...just tried it again and searched for "Hooters" and it came up with "Discount Scooters". You can eventually get a real person on the line though. Cant hit 0 at the beginning.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Is it add supported or a subscription model?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Now, however, an outfit called Jingle Networks is providing an alternative directory assistance service — and it's free. Users who call the toll-free number 1-800-FREE411 (or 1-800-373-3411) can navigate a nifty automated voice recognition system that asks for a location (city and state), type of listing (business, government, or residential), and name. Once the service has located an entry for the requested number, it reads the information aloud and offers the caller the option of connecting to the number by pressing a single number on his telephone keypad.

How can Free-411 afford to offer free directory assistance service? It works sort of like commercial radio or television — businesses pay to sponsor it in exchange for presenting their advertisements to customers. The funding of Free-411 is typically explained thusly:
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The service is made possible by thousands of national and local businesses who sponsor this service with brief valuable audio advertisements that are played to callers who request businesses in their yellow pages category. This advertising model allows businesses to acquire new customers over the phone, cost effectively, with little or no risk. Meanwhile callers get free directory assistance, potentially saving each of them thousand of dollars per year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

KDWycha kewl tip!

I will use it while on my cell phone also since its $1.50 per directory assistance call.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

They say it plays an ad but I have not had it send an ad yet. Even if it did I would listen to a 30 second ad for free 411 Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The nice thing about 800 FREE 411, is that they will connect the call for free (you get about five mins).

There is also, 800 411 METRO (800 411 6386)
Live operator, always, unlike 800 FREE 411.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

houuser wrote:
The nice thing about 800 FREE 411, is that they will connect the call for free (you get about five mins).

There is also, 800 411 METRO (800 411 6386)
Live operator, always, unlike 800 FREE 411.


Cool. I wish I would have known about these years ago.

Ok well im off to go pee in a cup for a job. Maybe I will ask the lady at the drug test place for a dirty magazine when she gives me the cup. Mr. Green

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wow, I'm glad I live in Canada.. no such thing here.. I'd be screwed too cuz I smoke weed everyday.. hahaha

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Better recheck that number! That lady that owns that phone number isnt going to be happy with you for posting the wrong number on the internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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