GOOG-411 Goes Canadian

JR - Author

Jul. 21 2013, Updated 2:19 a.m. ET

Free 411-style directory service is now available in Canada.

Google has just expanded its GOOG-411 service to the country. Canadians can get in on the action by dialing 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone. The number will look up business listings for free and then connect you, all via a simple-to-use voice recognition system.

The Canadian version of GOOG-411 is even modified to recognize the different dialect there compared to in America, so you can say “aboot” and not have to worry about being misunderstood.

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