I was waiting eagerly for this feature to be launched by Google, and I knew Google would do it soon. We can now search Google from any mobile phone which supports SMS messaging. Now, there is no need for an Internet enabled Cell Phone to search Google. But the most important thing and the best part of Google SMS service is that it is FREE! Only normal SMS messaging charge for a single SMS is charged per SMS query. So, for me, it means that I can search any query on Google for just 10 paisa(Indian Currency = 0.1 INR) as I am charged only 10 paisa per SMS by my service provider.
Google won’t charge a single penny for delivering the Search results to any cellphone(there’s no fee for the incoming messages from Google)
The SMS search service helps in finding Railways train and Flight schedules & Ticket status, Horoscopes, Movie show times, Weather reports, Currency conversion, Language Translation, Cricket scores, Stock Quotes, Restaurant information and more.
Google SMS is supported by all GSM/CDMA mobile operator networks ( including Aircel, Airtel, BPL, BSNL, Idea, Reliance, Spice, Tata, Vodafone).
Now, let us get started with Google SMS:
Type help in the SMS body (upper and lower case letters do not make any difference) and send this SMS to 9-77-33-00000
You will recieve a message saying “Success”. Now you can start Searching Google for anything you want (from above categories)
For example: To search a movie Dostana in Fame Andheri Movieplex just SMS dostana fame andheri to get the current movie timings.
Try out the interactive Demo of Google SMS . Google SMS Help centre can also provide further assistance.
Now considering the Free SMS searching service by Google, it appears that Internet giants like Rediff and Indiatimes (which offer similar services at a premium fee) will face stiff competition.
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