Posted by: Marty Fahncke | March 9, 2008

Google SMS aka Google Text – Your mobile concierge

Google has the most amazing, useful service for mobile phones that I am totally in love with…

The official name is “Google SMS”, but my kids and I just called it “Google Text”

Essentially, it puts the power of the Google search engine into your mobile phone, using simple text messages as the interface.

It’s actually been out for a few years, but not a day goes by that I don’t find several people who have never heard of it. Since I everyone I show it to is amazed by it, and falls in love immediately, I thought I had better share this little gem with my blog readers.

With Google SMS, you can:

  • Check the weather forecast
  • Find a place to eat
  • Check movie times and listings
  • Find any telephone number and address (Goodbye 411!)
  • Check airline flight times and status
  • Check stock quotes
  • Translate foreign languages
  • …and TONS more!

It’s the most simple, useful tool I’ve seen in a long time.

Google SMS Text

Check it out for your self…grab your mobile phone and send a text to 466453 (which spells GOOGLE). Want to check the weather? Just type “Weather” and your zipcode. Want to see a movie? Type your zipcode or city and the name of the movie. It will give you the theaters and times where it is playing.

Best of all, this service is FREE!

For complete instructions how to use Google SMS, click here

Happy texting!


  1. In France we have to pay a data connection (wap) to use it.
    So no money to pay to Google – True – but money for our mobile provider.

  2. Marty,

    Thanks for the post. This is a great tool.

    All the best,
    Julie Barnes

  3. Thanks for the tip on the texting to Google.. it’s awesome! Much easier, quicker and obviously cheaper than calling information. Funny though, I sent HELP SETTING to the Google number, and didn’t realize it but typed HELP PETTING..and it sent back “sorry no returned results”. Funny.

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