Grab your cell phone. Pick up that land-line telephone. The opportunity to get free directory assistance is only a few buttons away!
If you are looking for a way to get free directory assistance, then you have the right article. Lately cell phone companies charge $2 or more to get one simple number that you could have had for free if there was an open internet page in front of you. Alas, the playing fields have been leveled. Here are the steps to getting free directory assistance.
Things You Will Need
* Number you need to call
* Need for Free Help
Start your process by knowing what number you want and what city and state the place (or residence is in.) This will be helpful in finding most places. However, if you are looking for let's say a pizza place in your neighborhood, you will need the cross streets as well (if it's a chain.)
Now dial one of two directory assistances that are free. The first is 1-800-FREE-411 or Google's service of 1-800-GOOG-411. Both are a free call that starts with a quick 10-15 second advertisement.
Once you are done listening to the advertisement, finding your number is next. Simple speak, as prompted by the computer voice, to relay the proper information to find your number. As you go along, it becomes easier to find your number, however if you ever run into a problem you can always go back to the previous menu by stating 'BACK'.
Now that you are being given your number, be sure to write it down completely so you can hang up the phone and call it. The Google number offers to give you the number OR you can simple wait a moment and they will put you through to the number you are calling absolutely free.
Once you have your number, the only thing left to do is wait to hear the ringing on the other end of the phone to end so you can talk to the party of whom you were trying to reach. Easy and free!
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