Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Works-for -Me Wednesday (free 411 calls)

It's time once again to post another WFMW tip.

Have you checked your phone bill to see how much phone companies are charging for a 411 information call? It's about $1.00 to $1.75!

I usually need info when I'm in the car, using my cell phone. I've learned that when you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial 800-FREE-411, or 800-373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. In exchange for the free service, you will hear an advertisement before you hear your number.

Free 411 calls work for me, maybe it'll work for you. To see what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here


8:47 PM

At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to program that number into my phone... thanks

At 9:04 PM, Blogger TracyMichele said...

oooohh.. this is much better than my current method: Call Mom (in calling plan). No answer? Call Dad. Still no answer? Call brothers.. and friends.. and...

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Kathy in WA said...

Wow! I never knew that. What a great tip. I'll program it into my cell. I usually just call dh and make him look up numbers for me. ha!!

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At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we use this too! Much cheaper than paying those extra fees.

At 5:46 AM, Blogger Especially Heather said...

Thanks for the tip!

At 8:45 AM, Blogger MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

We use this too - excellent tip!

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Great! I use Google's Free service:

At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too cool! Thanks for the info!

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

This is a WONDERFUL tip. Thank you so much!

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, what a great tip!! I had no idea...I'll have to program that into my phone!!

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Ginny said...

I love this service. My husband was always making those calls & now he uses this. Sometimes it can be a pain, but it does work & it is cheap!!!

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to get your information faster without the commercials go to
and sign up for only 4,95 a month unlimited concierge services that offers MORE than normal 411 calls!! I use it and the service is GREAT!!


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