"On Nov. 12, Google will turn off 800-GOOG-411 forever." via @SkiCat56

What you never had, you never missed. But here is a very good run-down on what you soon won't have and what you can get instead for a free, voice-activated directory-assistance service.
Great article - and it's his (where is the underline pen?) article - not a mash-up - from his own fair brain. [Ignore me - I am having one of those days as the autumn nights draw in]

Farewell, GOOG-411

Oh, it’s a sad day in techland.
On Nov. 12, Google will turn off 800-GOOG-411 forever.
It was one of the best, juiciest, most useful services in all phonedom. It didn’t cost anything. It didn’t require a smartphone. Its accuracy was uncanny.
In case you missed it, GOOG-411 is a free, voice-activated directory-assistance service. You say the business name or category you want—“Freestyle Gym,” “taxi,” “Sakura restaurant,” “hospital,” whatever — and the city and state. In one second, the guy’s voice starts reading a list of the best eight results.
Anyway, if you intend to soldier on in the post-GOOG-411 world, here are your options:
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