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    This works great on the treo you should check it out... Add the attached contact to your address book on your cell phone, then if you need information send a text message to it and it texts you back with the info you need…

    http://www.google.com/sms/

    How to use Google SMS

    Want to start using Google SMS? Here's a quick introduction to how it works and how to get it.

    Important tip: You can get Google SMS help information sent directly to your phone by sending the word 'help' as a text message to 46645.






    Business listings from Google Local back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample business listings query
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    Sample results from Google Local
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/business_2.gif

    http://www.google.com/sms/images/business_3.gif


    You can use SMS to search the web for stores and businesses in a specific neighborhood with Google Local, and find the names, addresses, and phone numbers of businesses near you or in any zip code across the US.

    To get business listings:
    • Enter what you want to find. You can search for either a specific business (Pizza Hut) or a general service (pizza).
    • Make sure to include both a city and state, or a zip code with your search terms.
    • If you want to make sure you get Google Local results, put a period between the business name and the location ('pizza.10013' or 'pottery barn.boston ma')'.
    Sample queries:


    • pizza 10013
    • pizza new york ny
    • pizza.10013

    • Pottery Barn 02116
    • Pottery Barn Boston MA
    • Pottery Barn.Boston MA
    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Residential listings from PhoneBook back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample residential listings query
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/residential_1.gif

    Simulated results from Google PhoneBook
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/residential_2.gif You can use Google SMS to find publicly listed phone numbers and addresses for residences in the US.

    To see residential listings, enter any of the following:


    • first name, last name, city and state
    • first name, last name, state
    • first name, last name, area code
    • first name, last name, zip code
    • phone number, including area code
    • last name, city, state
    • last name, zip code
    Sample queries:


    • john smith palo alto ca
    • 650-555-1234
    • B Walsh, 90210
    If there are both residential and business listings for your query, your results will show both categories.

    If you do not receive any results, it is likely that your query is for an unlisted residence.

    To have your residential or business phone and address information removed from the Google PhoneBook, click here.

    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Driving Directions back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample driving directions query
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/dd_1.gif

    Sample driving directions results
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/dd_2.gif

    http://www.google.com/sms/images/dd_3.gif You can use Google SMS to get detailed driving directions, including total number of steps, estimated distance and travel time.

    To get driving directions, use any of the following combinations as your query:

    • Address + zip code
    • Address + city + state
    • City + state
    • City (for major metropolis)
    • Zip code
    • Airport code (e.g., EWR for Newark Liberty Airport, LAX for Los Angeles Airport)
    Sample queries:


    • pasadena ca to santa monica
    • from 98112 to SEA
    • to 1130 N State St Chicago il from 251 e huron 60611
    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Movie Showtimes back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample movie listings query
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/movies_1.gif


    Sample results from Google SMS movie showtimes
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/movies_2.gif

    http://www.google.com/sms/images/movies_3.gif


    You can use Google SMS to get movie showtimes by location and details like running time, MPA rating, movie genre, and critics' rating.

    To get movie showtimes, theater listings and movie details:
    • If you're looking for showtimes of a movie that's currently playing, enter the movie's title followed by your location (a zip code or city and state).
    • For a listing of theaters near you and the showtimes of their top movies, enter 'movie: theaters' or 'movie: showtimes' followed by your location.
    • For a listing of movies playing near you and their theater location, enter 'movie: movies' or 'movie: films' followed by your location.
    • For movie details such as running time, genre, MPA rating, and critics' rating, simply enter the movie title.
    • Get Google Local results in addition to your movie showtimes when you type 'theaters' or 'films' followed by your location.
    Sample queries*:

    Get showtimes and theaters for a particular movie: batman begins 94103
    batman begins san francisco ca
    Get movie details: star wars
    Find the top movies playing near you and their theater location: movie: movies 94103
    movie: films san francisco ca
    Find the theaters near you and their movie showtimes of the top movies: movie: theaters 94103
    movie: showtimes san francisco ca
    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Weather back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample query for weather
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/weather_1.gif

    Sample results for weather
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/weather_2.gif You can use Google SMS to get the latest weather conditions and four-day forecast for a particular U.S. location, just enter 'weather' followed by your location, zip or city and state.

    Sample queries:

    • weather dallas tx
    • weather 75201
    Calculator: Want to convert the temperature from 'Fahrenheit' into 'Celsius'? Try Google SMS' calculator feature. For example, enter '70 F in C' or '70 Fahrenheit in Celsius'.

    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Stock Quotes back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample stock quote query
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/finance_1.gif

    Sample stock quote results
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/finance_2.gif

    http://www.google.com/sms/images/finance_3.gif To get stock and mutual fund information with Google SMS, simply enter the stock our mutual fund ticker symbol. You'll receive the latest exchange and ECN quote for this stock, along with its volume, average volume, opening price, the day's range and current market cap. (Disclaimer)

    Sample queries:


    • f (for Ford Motor Company)
    • wmt (for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • stock blue (for Blue Martini Software Inc.)
    NOTE: If the ticker symbol isn't obvious and you want to ensure you get a stock quote, enter the word 'stock' followed by the ticker symbol ('stock tgt').

    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Q&A back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample Q&A query
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/qna_1.gif

    Sample answers
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/qna_2.gif

    http://www.google.com/sms/images/qna_3.gif To get answers to questions that cover a broad assortment of topics, including authors, inventors, populations and more, just send your fact-based question or query as a text message to Google SMS. Google will scour the web to find answers to your question and include our information source so that you can learn more.

    Sample queries:


    • india population
    • Mark Twain's real name
    • who wrote hamlet
    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Product Prices back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample query for product prices
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/prices_1.gif

    Sample results from Froogle
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/prices_2.gif
    You can use Froogle on Google SMS to search millions of products from stores across the web. Check prices on popular products for easy comparison shopping. These results are not advertisements, just current prices for products available online.

    To see prices:
    • Enter a product name. You can search for either a specific product (sealy posturepedic queen) or a general one (coffee maker). You can specify that you only want prices by including 'price' or 'prices' at the beginning or end of your query. Or, use the shortcut 'F' before the search terms. Remember, Google SMS is not case sensitive, so 'F' and 'f' are the same.
    • You can also search for a specific book by entering its ISBN (the 10 digit code found on the back of its cover), or a specific product by entering its UPC code (the 12 digit code below the bar code).
    Sample queries: Price ipod 20gb
    ipod 20gb prices
    F ipod 20gb
    price dvd player
    dvd player prices
    F dvd player
    'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' ISBN: price 043935806X
    0 439 35806 X
    <li>043935806X
    Nikon D70 camera UPC: price 018208252145
    0 18208 25214 5
    018208252145


    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Definitions back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Sample query for definitions
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/definitions_1.gif

    Sample results from the Web
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/definitions_2.gif


    You can use Google SMS to find definitions for a word or phrase on the Web:
    • Enter 'define' followed by the word or phrase
    • Or use the shortcut 'D' before the search terms
    • Google SMS is not case sensitive, so 'D' and 'd' are the same
    Sample queries:
    • define prosimian
    • D Gordian knot
    • d crepuscular
    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif More useful information back to top http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Wallet-sized tips sheet

    Print out our wallet-sized tips sheet and put it, well, in your wallet. Or tuck it in your cell phone holster if you're packing one. It's likely to save you a lot of keypad strokes when you're out and about searching for something.

    More features

    Google SMS also offers you instant access to some other very useful information, such as:


    Sample search results snippet
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/more_1.gif


    • Search results snippets
      A snippet is a text excerpt from the returned results page when you do a search on Google. Using Google SMS, you can get up to two snippets per query, although you won't be able to see the full web results or click on any of the links.
      But sometimes you can get the answer to your question by just looking at the snippets.

      Send a query and include 'G' before the search terms.

      Sample queries:

      • G population San Francisco
      • g hubble telescope
      • g thanksgiving day parade
    Sample calculator results
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/more_2.gif



    • Calculator
      Enter the calculation you'd like done as a query. The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, more complicated math, and units of measure and conversions, as well as physical constants (in case you're at the hardware store and need to multiply the gravitational constant by the speed of light).

      Examples:
      • 5+2*2
      • sqrt(-4)
      • half a cup in teaspoons
      • 160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories
    Sample area code results
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/more_3.gif



    • Area code look-up
      Send a query with only an area code and see the region that area code covers.

      Sample queries:
      • 617
      • 415
      • 212
    Sample zip code results
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/more_4.gif

    • Zip code look-up
      Send a query with only a zip code and get results for the area that zip code covers.

      Sample queries:
      • 94404
      • 02138
      • 10012
    Still want more?

    Just can't get enough of Google SMS? Want to know what else we have in the works? Sign up for our email mailing list to be one of the first to know when we release new features.

    We're working hard to make Google SMS even better, so please send us your feature requests and let us know what you think.

    http://www.google.com/images/spacer.gif Help back to top http://www.google.com/sms/images/spacer.gif Sample help request
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/help_1.gif

    Sample Google SMS help message
    http://www.google.com/sms/images/help_2.gif
    You can ask for Google SMS help directly using your phone. Send the word 'help' as a text message to 46645 and you'll receive instructions and tips on how to use the service.


    • You can get either general Google SMS help info or help with a specific feature.
    • Specify the feature in your text message if you want specific help.
    Sample messages:


    • help
    • froogle help
    You can also send the word 'tips' or 'shortcuts' to 46645 to receive the following summary of our keyboard shortcuts, which you can then save for future reference:

    Name Location / Directions / Moviename Location / Weather Location / Stock ticker / (F)roogle / (G)oogle / (D)efine / Question / Calculator / Area code / Zip code.

    If you have easy access to your computer, you may want to check out the Troubleshooting section of our FAQ. Google SMS is in beta, so we're still working out some bugs. Thanks for your patience as we work to improve this service.

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  2. #2  
    Google SMS has saved me more then once in the past, and impressed my friends! I've even used it to solve debates ("Hold on, I'll ask my phone!")
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    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    Between this, and Verichats BOTS, I think DA is going out of business (Yes I know its free, just a saying)
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    Wow, thinks looks great. I'll definitely have to keep this service in mind.

    Sometimes it's a bit cumbersome trying to look up info through Blazer.

    Thanks again for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hernandezjc11
    Between this, and Verichats BOTS, I think DA is going out of business (Yes I know its free, just a saying)
    While I haven't tried the Verichat BOTs or an extensive use of Google SMS, DA remains one of my more dependable and useful apps. What I like most is the simple nature of input for DA versus Google. But then that's me!

    ~~~ gottago ~~~
  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by hernandezjc11
    Between this, and Verichats BOTS, I think DA is going out of business (Yes I know its free, just a saying)
    I have to disgree. DA allows adding a listing directly (number, name, address, etc) to your address book. Very, VERY usefull feature tha SMS can't touch.

    Both Google and Yahoo SMS features are cool, but DA really is more practical if adding new records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericshmerick
    I have to disgree. DA allows adding a listing directly (number, name, address, etc) to your address book. Very, VERY usefull feature tha SMS can't touch.

    Both Google and Yahoo SMS features are cool, but DA really is more practical if adding new records.
    could not have said it better myself.
  9. #9  
    Google SMS revisited

    I REALLY like this google thing
    DA is also a must have

    what is the zip file in the first post for
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  10. #10  
    I recently observed that when I get a reply back with the name & the phone # of my request, I can no longer dial the # directly from the SMS. Anyone else have this issue,
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  11. #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger
    I recently observed that when I get a reply back with the name & the phone # of my request, I can no longer dial the # directly from the SMS. Anyone else have this issue,
    Same thing here . IIRC didnt this use to work for phone #s

    I also tried 4Info (44636) same thing . maybe something with the format of the text. do you have question marks by names and numbers?

    I thought this maybe a Sprint issue, so i tried from WapSwap which uses Teleflip and it works there, only if you send a number plus some other text. It places 2 dashes (--) at the end of your script. These 2 dashes dont let the Treos SMS recognize this as a phone number. This may be the same reason it doesnt work with Google SMS or 4Info because they attach ?s after the numbers.

    Am i crazy? didnt this use to work? dialing links from Google SMS and 4Info
    Last edited by Franko515; 03/12/2006 at 04:06 AM.
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  12. #12  
    I've noticed this problem for about maybje a month.

    I know it's not a Sprint issue- I texted my wife w/a Tel # and it was highlighted in blue ready to dial.
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  13. #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger
    I recently observed that when I get a reply back with the name & the phone # of my request, I can no longer dial the # directly from the SMS. Anyone else have this issue,
    No such problem with my unlocked GSM model on the T-Mobile network.
    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    Then is must be specific to Sprint receiving SMS from Google. Perhaps Google changed the format that is used in the SMS that Sprint doesn't like.
    Last edited by TurboTiger; 03/17/2006 at 10:23 PM.
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    Google sms and 4info sms services are working again for me. I dont use them anymore but just to update they are working again
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    Noticed 4INFO updated their mobile site recently:

    http://m.4info.net

    Nice format for treos!

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