Google to offer local cell phone services

By Derek Sooman on April 12, 2005, 3:02 PM
Well, how handy is this: Google users will be able to type in a kind of business, such as "pizza" and a locator, such as the local zip code or the name of the town. What do you get back for your trouble? Why, a list of all locations and their phone numbers, as well as a map. Many is the time I find myself needing (and finding it hard to locate) something just like this, so I was immediately interested. Oh, and did I mention that this service is available on your mobile?

Users type in the kind of business, such as "pizza" and a locator such as the local zip code or the name of the town. Google will list all locations and their phone numbers, as well as a map with pushpin-type icons. Those with enabled phones can dial the business number by clicking on a Web link.

Yes, users with XHTML-enabled mobile phones can access local business listings with Google. This really is very useful indeed.

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