Free411 Compliment - Making D.A. Free Again
Hey all, just putting the word out there about something free, because everyone likes free.
Directory Assistance *used* to be free, and I don't know why it stopped being free, but it's free again (kind of) with 1800free411. Their business model is built on advertisements, which explains how they make money. But the advertisements, from what I've heard so far, are not at all annoying or irrelevant or long.
To put it to the test in the real world, I called from my cell and asked for the number of the nearest Pizza Hut location. What's kind of funny is I had to listen to a 15 second ad for Domino's, which of course is Pizza Hut's main rival -- but it shows that they're trying to get you relevant ads to listen to (as opposed to an ad for Pep Boys or something). At the end of the ad I was asked if I wanted to be connected to the advertiser, Domino's -- you can see how potential advertisers might be ecstatic about this part. Answering no, I then got the number for Pizza Hut.
I've yet to have a need to try another 1800free411 call, now that I'm stuffing my face with pizza as I write this, but as soon as I need it again I know I won't be paying for it.