Live Search 411: Microsoft’s Voice Search Tool

I blogged a while back about Google 411, but how many people are familiar Live Search 411? It is Microsoft’s not well-known Voice Search tool. Simply dial 1-800-CALL-411 (or 1-800-225-5411) to perform a local search from any phone. I would encourage you to test it out. Live Search 411 has considerably more content and capabilities than Goog-411 such as:

  • Local business search
  • Driving directions
  • Weather
  • Sports scores
  • Stock quotes
  • Gas prices
  • Movie information
  • Travel and airlines information
  • and most recently, traffic information

Have you tried it? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Comments

2 Responses to “Live Search 411: Microsoft’s Voice Search Tool”
  1. Lori Fine says:

    I was using GOOG411, but then discovered Live Search 411. I agree. Incredibly more useful and higher quality than Google. I’m not a big Microsoft fan, but for this product, they definitely win. Why don’t more people know about this?

  2. jonclark says:

    @Lori I think it really comes down to marketing. Google has always been the ‘sexy’ brand and their tools and products are easily spread virally. Microsoft for whatever reason, has simply not capitalized on their marketing potential.