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Make Google SMS Search, your best friend

Now you can get answers to all of this and more through a simple SMS at the price of your regular SMS*.

November 18, 2008

Cricket scores and Astro updates on SMS brought a smile to a lot of us, only until we saw the bill at the end of the month. And this was after we were also trying to remember multiple input methods. After speaking to many users about their ‘sms’ information woes, we at Google, have come up with a newer version of Google SMS Search. The product has been reincarnated, with a new number and tons of new features. Now you can SMS your query to 9773300000 at the cost of a regular SMS and get instant answers. Launched nationally, this service is available across all operators on both GSM and CDMA mobile phones.

The list of features available on Google SMS search is given below. What we do want to add is that searching on SMS will be much easier now. No longer do you need to remember complicated strings to put before your query, you can search as if you are searching on Google web search – we will do all the hard work to understand your query and give you the best results on SMS. Hope you will enjoy the change!

SMS Search features-

  1. Cricket Scores: Simply SMS "cri" or "cricket" or "cricket India" to receive latest cricket scores.
  2. Indian Railways: Send your PNR number to get latest status of your PNR (confirmed/RAC/current waitlist status). Or send "trains between mumbai to delhi" to know trains and get further details of train schedule.
  3. Stock Quotes: SMS "Company name quote" to receive stock quotes from BSE. e.g. "reliance stock".
  4. Horoscope: Simply send your sunsign (e.g. Virgo) to receive your day’s horoscope.
  5. Local Business Search: Do local search on SMS (e.g. categories such as "restaurants indira nagar bangalore" or businesses such as "pizza hut koramangala"). This is available across 34 cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkatta, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Vadodara, Surat, Kanpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Rajkot, Ernakulam, Cochin, Gaziabad, Bhuwneshwar, Aurangabad, Lucknow, Nashik, Indore, Panaji, Bhopal, Agra, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Coimbatore.
  6. News: Send "news" or "business news" to receive latest news.
  7. Movie Showtimes: Send "movies delhi" or "golmaal returns delhi" and get movie rating and movie showtimes.
  8. Flight status: Flight status for Jet, Kingfisher, Indigo & Spicejet. Simply send "9w502", "It 302".
  9. Definitions: Send "define " e.g. "define zenith", “define inflation”.
  10. Weather: e.g. "weather Delhi".
  11. Calculator: "1 kilo in pound".
  12. Currency Conversion: "5000 inr in usd".
  13. Facts: e.g. "GDP of india" or "population of bangalore".

*Normal SMS rates apply and are determined by the service package provided by the mobile operator

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