Google Search From Your Cell Phone

Here is something handy that I learned this year. You can send a text message to Google from your cell phone to do a Google search. For example you can send “BBQ Gilbert AZ” to 46645 (GOOGL). You will get a text message or two back. Here is what I got.

  • Arizona Fireplaces & BBQ’s 1150 S Gilbert Rd #101 Gilbert 85296 480-635-1227
  • Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque 865 N Gilbert Rd #105 Gilbert 85234 480-315-6888

This can be very handy when you are out and about and want to find a particular type of store or restaurant nearby. For example, I might be in Gilbert and want to eat at Joe’s Real BBQ Restaurant which serves great barbeque but not remember the address. I can text “BBQ Dining Gilbert AZ’ to GOOGL and get

  • Joe’ Real Barbecue 301 N Gilbert Rd Gilbert 85234 480-503-3805

in addition to Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque listed above.

Whatever your carrier charges you for text messages will apply. There is currently no charge from Google.