Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fee Free 411

My cell phone service is through Verizon wireless because that is about the only coverage we can get in the rural area where we live. 

Every now and then I find my self in a situation where I need to find the phone number of a business, but am not near a computer and since I do not have a smart phone, I cannot look the number up on my phone.  

The first thing I do however, is to call the local chamber of commerce. If the business I am trying to call is a member, they will give me the phone number to call them. Otherwise, Verizon will charge me $1.00 if I use directory assistance. 

Recently I found out that there is a free 411 directory assistance that won't charge you any money to use their service. The number to call is 1-800-373-3411. 

I tried the number and you do have to listen to an advertisement that lasted about 30 seconds, but if it saves me $1.00 in the process I am more than willing to use the service. 

I added a new contact to my phone and listed the number under Information, so I will be sure to have it when I need it. 

I hope this helps some of my readers to save a little bit of money.  :) 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. This is good to know, Belinda. I remember when "information" was free, then it switched to 10 cents per call, and the last I used it, it was 40 cents. $1 is a lot for a phone number. I don't have a smart phone, either, so I will look up businesses online. But if I'm not near my computer then I have to wait. Thanks for the info!
    Have a great day, Belinda!


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