Thursday, March 29, 2007

Use Google SMS to get Flight info

[Dar es Salaam, Tanzania]
I CAN'T say enough about Google. They are waaay ahead of the curve when it comes to utilizing the web (Internet) for maximum productivity. Best of all, they're always giving stuff away for FREE. What, you don't believe me? Well take a peek at this goldmine of Google freebies. Now, I used to be a Yahoo and Hotmail email whore, but then I saw the light with GMail. By the way, this weblog you're reading is provided by Blogger, which is owned by the Big G (er Google). Since they updated said blog service with a ton of new enhancements, I won't be looking at a competitor any time soon.

Any how, I urge you to check out the info below regarding their new SMS flight info service. I really don't know when they'll come out with a similar service for Africa. I'll email them to find out, so stay tuned.

Oh, Go Google go! :-)

Flying high with Google SMS
Monday, March 26, 2007 at 7:58:00 PM
Posted by Deepak Sethi, Software Engineer, Mobile Team

Ever spent 15 minutes on the phone shouting answers at the automated airline attendant while rushing to the airport? How cool would it be to get real-time flight info just by sending a quick text message? Well, now you can, using
Google SMS.Simply text your flight number to 466453 (‘GOOGLE’ on most mobile devices), and the status information will be sent back to you. Or text a specific airline name, and Google will send back the main phone number to call.Google SMS is available for flights departing or arriving in the U.S., and all of the information is provided by And as always, it’s free. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

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