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How-To Perform A Google Search From A Dumb Phone

google sms - intro Google is working its way into every corner of our lives. I give them tons of credit for filling people’s needs. That’s kinda what a great business does, finds a problem and solves it.

That being said, here is a Google goodie for anyone who uses a cell phone. It’s been around for a while and is a must for anyone without web access on your phone.

Google SMS (text) works by sending a question to Google via text message. Google SMS can reply to any number of requests ranging from the weather to flight times.

Send an SMS to 466453. The reply will have the search results and directions to get more results. If there is any question about what you are looking for, it will return options for what it thinks you are asking.


I sent this SMS to 466453:

Weather Paris, France

Google SMS replied with:

Paris, France
41F, Partly Cloudy
Wind: N 0 mph
Hum: 93%
Tue: 45F-66F, Partly Cloudy
Wed: 46F-68F, Partly Cloudy
Thu: 50F-70F, Partly Cloudy

Movie times

I sent this SMS to 466453:

Movies times 85306

Google replied with:

Glendale, AZ 85306
1 Iron Man 2
2 Robin Hood
3 Letters to Juliet
Send 1 to 3 for showtimes, or NEXT for more movies.

I replied with:


Google sent this in reply:

Glendale, Maricopa, AZ 85306
1 Iron Man 2
2 Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience
Send 1 to 2 for showtimes.

I replied with:


Google sent this in reply:

Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience
2hr 5min
Rated PG-13

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It is very simple to use and gives you a lot of information at your fingertips. For all the people fighting off the urge to get a data plan on their phone, this may help you hold out just a bit longer.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, SMS Google’s web page has a full list of things you can ask about through texting.

Do you have any workarounds for anyone who needs information on their phone but doesn’t have a data plan?

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