Google SMS

Came across Google SMS. It is a service (still in Beta) introduced by Google where users can send phone book listings, dictionary definitions, product prices etc. I decided to try it out.
Note: The queries need to be sent to 46645 (GOOGL).
Case 1 (Local business info)
Query: papa john 37919
Papa John’s Pizza: UT Campus
South 1819 Lake Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Papa John’s Pizza: Northwest
5617 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
Case 2 (Zip code info)
Query: 37919
Reply: zip code for Knoxville, TN
Case 3 (Area code info)
Query: 865
Reply: area code for Eastern Tennessee
Case 4 (Word definition)
Query: define alacrity
Reply: Glossary: * alacrity: liveliness and eagerness; “he accepted with alacrity”. Source:
I think the service is pretty interesting and very useful too. I intend to use it more in the future.
Related Links:
Wallet size Tips Sheet (36 kb pdf)
PC World article (10/07/2004)

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