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What is Google SMS?

Google SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to easily get precise answers to specialised queries from your mobile phone or device. Send your query as a text message and get phone book listings, dictionary definitions, product prices and more. Just text. No links. No web pages. Simply the answers you’re looking to find.

How do I use it? (Note: Currently it’s a US only service)

  1. Enter your query as a text message. See some sample queries.
  2. Send the message to the US shortcode 46645 (GOOGL on most phones).
  3. Receive a text message (or messages) with your results, usually within a minute. Results may be labeled as “1of3”, “2of3”, etc.
  4. To get Google SMS help info sent directly to your phone, send the word ‘help’ as a text message to 46645.

Why should I use Google SMS?

  1. Get local business listings when you’re on the road and want to find a place to eat
  2. Compare online product prices with ones you find in retail stores
  3. Look up dictionary definitions to expand your vocabulary or prove a point
  4. Find other specialised types of information, as described in how to use Google SMS