Google SMS – 466453

Google SMS ad in Nigeria

Did you know that you can Google search without the Internet? Simply text a search to GOOGLE (466453) from any mobile phone and you’ll get a text answer in return.

Looking for movie times? Text: movies + zip code

Looking for sports scores?

Did you know that you can Google search without the Internet? Simply text a search to GOOGLE (466453) from any mobile phone and you’ll get a text answer in return.

  • Looking for movie times? Text: movies + zip code
  • Looking for sports scores? Text: score + team name
  • Need dollars converted to pounds? Text: 10 USD in pounds

The Google side of the service is free (0f course), but you will still have to pay your regular phone carrier texting charges.

Here’s an interactive demo of an SMS search for “hotels NYC”:

According to comscore, 20.8 million US mobile phone users and 4.5 million European mobile phone users searched using a phone in June 2008. That was a 68% increase in the US and 38% increase in Europe compared to the same month’s numbers in 2007.

If all these people are searching by phone, will they find you? It’s hard to say. But to increase the likelihood you’ll show up in a mobile SMS search, be sure to submit your business to the Google Local Center.

Check out the Google mobile center for more information and texting tips.

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