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Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
14 years ago5,505 views

The phonebook one-box item gets triggered if you enter a phone number that is listed. For instance, I can do this google search and get the Disney result: google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I use the one-box a lot, i've just never seen that page.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

one step closer to G-Call? ;)

and how come Google provides other maps services? like Yahoo! maps and MapQuest? (in addition to Google Maps?)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< one step closer to G-Call?
the feature is old

<<and how come Google provides other maps services?
more options to the users

jilm [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

They do that with many things – Finance for example. The reason is simple – they linked to Yahoo etc. before Google Maps were created. So they couldnĀ“t simply remove those links without bad publicity.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

That's not new.
<<I use the one-box a lot, i've just never seen that page.
I seen it alot, I used to check on my friends' numbers. The info Google use is not up-to-date, use phonenumber.com instead.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< << one step closer to G-Call?
the feature is old >>

so what,
it doesnt mean that it couldnt be integrated with G-Call.. isnt it?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Neat page; Learn something new every day:)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Life is all about learning. There's will be less fun if just sitting around doing nothing.

Grimmthething [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

I made a google gadget that searches for reverse phone numbers using google phonebook.

grimmthething.com/googmods/goo ...

or click below to add to your homepage:

google.com/ig/add?moduleurl=gr ...

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ask.com offers a search box when any U.S. phone number is entered. Residential listings only.

The also offer a "Smart Answer" for white page listings. Examples:
ask.com/web?q=phone+listings+f ...

ask.com/web?q=phone+number+sta ...

or an address:
ask.com/web?q=address+of+brian ...

Much the same from Yahoo:
search.yahoo.com/search?p=+sta ...

Btw, MSN Search just introduced a new feature.

The new service (beta) allows a user to search the MSN Local Search Database, then, after fiding listing, simply enter your phone number and the number in the listing is dialed for you. About 5 seconds later your phone rings and whatever number your dialing is ringing.

Run any search for a business here:
local.live.com
and look for the Call for Free Link.

More here:
resourceshelf.com/2006/07/05/d ...

Actually, the A9's yellow pages was the first engine to offer this free call service. See:
amazon.com/gp/yp/B00035DXXI/10 ...
Note the click to call link next to the phone number.

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Almost forgot,
One of the best research tools for phone numbers (U.S.) is argal. It does a federated search of many directories, collocates dupes, offers post processing. All free. No spyware.
argali.com

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"Almost forgot,
One of the best research tools for phone numbers (U.S.) is argal. It does a federated search of many directories, collocates dupes, offers post processing. All free. No spyware.
argali.com"

Why does it require a 6 meg download and install?
Tony

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Any one knows such a service for European numbers?

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