I hate sounding like Iâ€™m advertising something, but this service seems pretty cool. I know I get tired of paying $1 every time I need to find a phone number. And itâ€™s nearly impossible to find a phone book in public anymore. Now, you can just call 1-800-FREE411.
By listening to a 12 second advertisement, you can use the directory assistance for free. If calling a business number, the system offers you an advertisement targeting that businessâ€™ market and then asks if you would to connect to the business in the advertisement or the one you requested.
I hate using 411 because of how expensive it has gotten. It used to be twenty-five cents when it started on our LAN line in Omaha. Now itâ€™s usually at least a buck, especially if calling from a cell phone. I hate commercials (sorry Dad), but Iâ€™d listen to the ad to save a dollar or two. Not too shabby for a free service.
(via Boing Boing)