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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
14 years ago8,799 views

http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/goog411.jpg

From http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/09/19/google-promotes-411-service-on-billboards/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

We posted a picture of this before most other blogs I think:

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-09-18-n18.html

Sadly, it was just in an update rather than a post of its own though... :-(

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think that it was Philipp who posted it earlier today..

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh, Tony got ahead of me.. :P

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Two question though:

1) Where is the number " 1 " digit? (~1~-800-466-4411)

2) Can anyone tell what is written next to the Google logo? (in gray)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It says:

   800-GOOG-411
   411 FREE FROM Google

SearchEngineLand has a better photo:

   http://searchengineland.com/070919-102209.php

I could be wrong but I think the leading number 1 is only needed if you're outside the USA... does that sounds right to anyone?

Edit: David, you can read more about US phone numbers here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Numbering_Plan

[Anonymous] [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

>I could be wrong but I think the leading number 1 is only needed if you're outside the USA... does that sounds right to anyone?

It depends. Most landline phone carriers have stupid rules, sometimes requiring the 1 to be prepended and sometimes forbidding it. Violation of said rules leads to annoying recorded messages: "You must [not] dial a 1 when dialing this number!". I hope somebody fixes the telephone industry soon. Grand Central rocks, but it is only a first step.

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