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    On ResourceShelf
    , I’ve put together a list of what some others offer in terms of receiving info (numbers, address, map, links) via SMS.

    + Tellme/Microsoft: 1-800-555-TELL
    In addition to business directory info, other services are available (news, stock quotes, movie times (including ticket purchase), travel info, etc.).

    Tellme Business listings (phone number, address, and a link to a map) can be sent via SMS.

    Another useful feature is that you can also send the directory info/map to others via SMS. Just say or type the other persons phone number. The data is sent instantly.

    Btw, Tellme business directory info is also available via SMS at 83556 (TELLM) and with some carriers and phones, via a client app.

    + 1-800-FREE411
    Residential, government and business listings.
    The phone number (only) can be sent to you via SMS (press “3”).

    + 1-800-YellowPages/(1-800-935-5697)
    AT&T service. Currently available in Bakersfield, Calif.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Columbus, Ohio.

    + 1-800-411-SAVE
    Free service not available in all areas.

    + 1-800-SAN-DIEGO
    Not available in all areas.

    Speaking of maps and roadways, don’t forget about the voice-activated, real-time traffic info service from Traffic.com at 1-866-MY-TRAFC (1-866-698-7232).