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1-800-GOOG-411 is now available in Canada! First, I must admit, this may very well have happened a while ago but if it did I must have missed the news; thanks to Garret Rogers at ZDNet for the heads up. Either way, it is cool and I haven’t heard of anyone in my circle of friends that uses it yet but they really should.

Here is an illustration on how Google’s free entirely voice-activated 411 service works:

An illustration of the step-by-step process of using 1-800-GOOG-411

Looks simple right? It really is and there are some even cooler options that are available. For example, lets say Google finds the business you are looking for… you can have Google connect you OR you can have Google send you a text message with more details and a map. Simply say “Text message” or “Map it.”

Honestly this is way too cool and although it is totally old news in the States it is new to us Canucks. Yup, believe it or not Google remembered us!

By the way, the voice activation is hands down the best I have experienced anywhere; our Telus 411 service doesn’t even remotely compare.

Here is a slick video Google produced to show just how easy this system is to use.

by Ross Dunn, CEO, StepForth Web Marketing Inc.