Call Google: Voice Based Local Search.. Just Like JustDial!

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Call Google Launched its Local Voice Based Search Engine (1 800 41 99 99 99) in today. The first city to experience its services is Hyderabad (Birth place of JustDial Services). Yes, the services are only available in Hyderabad at the moment.

This service is not any different from Just Dial, but as its new expect the unexpected. For example when I called for some information I received 4 SMS messages after I hung up, Now I didn’t expect that but Google can surely afford to send 3-4 messages on every call.

The best thing about this service is that once you get the information you have the option of getting connected to the other party absolutely free, you don’t even pay for calling from land line or even mobile phone. Anyway without any further due you can call on the following number to avail this service 1 800 41 99 99 99.

You can get information about Local businesses, Movies, Restaurants, etc, etc.

Ideally this service is suppose to be available across all networks, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, etc.. etc.. but currently Vodafone users are not able to use this service as the network does not allow calls to 1800 numbers.

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  1. By: blr bytes on April 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Try it for Bangalore. Has pretty neat voice recognition too!

  2. By: Andy on April 4, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Have they setup a call center to take the calls or does it run on voice recognition?

  3. By: Abbas on April 4, 2008 at 1:21 am

    It's a call centre..

  4. By: Ashish Awasthi on April 4, 2008 at 4:03 am

    It is really disappointing to see that a hi-tech company like Google has resorted to such a LOW-TECH approach of putting a call center for local search service. What's the use of hiring all those highly paid IITians and PhDs.

    Google (in India) is yet to show any technological innovation or business model innovation. It is trying to do what Justdial has been doing for over 15 years. At least companies like Ubona in Bangalore have a technically superior approach. Try their Foodie Hotline service for Bangalore's restaurants by calling 080-40700000 and you'll see why. Simple automated interface, superb voice recognition. Even on the web, Ask Laila provides a better experience than Google Local.

    Good to see Indian startups providing better technology and services than the world's most admired new economy company.

  5. By: Ram on June 16, 2008 at 7:39 am


    It is cool. As far as local search goes check us out at http
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  6. By: Bailoo Reg on December 12, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Simmortel Voice has the ultimate technology for delivering a voice-powered local search experience. Voice is the holy grail of local search.

  7. By: bhaskar on February 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    its very nice...........

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