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A Text Messaging Service Brought to You by Google

You can have the power of Google at your fingertips (or thumbs on some phone models like Verizon’s LG enV2 or LG’s Voyager). No longer do you have to call your friends or family when you’re on the road to ask for directions or a phone number or even the latest flight information.

Leave it to Google

If you have prepaid phone service with the text-messaging feature enabled (preferably unlimited texting), you can use Google SMS. Google SMS is your personal Google on the go. All you have to do is type in your question, restaurant name, flight number (and more) and Google will immediately send you information on your query.

Give me back my food.

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Need to know how many pints in a liter? Want to know which movies are showing at your local movie theatre? How about how to say, “Give me back my food” in Spanish? All you have to do is type in the query on your phone pad and send it to Google SMS (466453). You’ll get an immediate response.

Unlimited Texting (Regardless of Cell Phone Service Provider)

Having unlimited texting is not a prerequisite for using the Google SMS feature, but the feature is quite addictive and if you don’t have unlimited texting on your prepaid cell phone, you should consider upgrading before using Google SMS. As a matter of fact, for all of you doubting Thomas’s out there that don’t believe you’ll need to switch from your current text-messaging plan to the unlimited for the Google SMS feature, try it for yourself. Before you use the feature on your cell phone, go to the Google SMS site and try it for free with their online demo. Go ahead, try it now. I’ll wait.

See what I mean? How many queries did you try on the demo? Now, think about it for a minute. How many queries will you try on your phone to show your friends? How many friends do you have and how many times will you have to be the one to introduce them to this new technology? ‘Nuff said.

Note: Google SMS works with pre paid cell phone service plans and traditional contract service plans. However, since the topic of this site is “About Prepaid Cell Phones” this article addresses prepaid cell phones only.

About the author: LaForey is a parent and a freelance writer who has done quite a bit of research on prepaid cell phones.