What is SMS LOCAL?
SMS LOCAL (beta) is a text-message local-search and directory assistance service that enables you to search for products, services and businesses geographically via your wireless phone or device. For example, you might search for "parking near lax" to locate parking services near the Los Angeles International airport.
Why use SMS LOCAL?
SMS LOCAL can be used in place of 411 directory assistance calls and brings the power of Internet local search directly to your wireless device when you're on the move.
There is no charge for this service, although message and data rates may apply, and you can use it as often as you want, 24/7. It's a much cheaper alternative to 411 directory assistance, which often costs $1.25 or more. Your carrier may charge you for text messages depending upon your calling plan.
It's FAST - we return results in seconds. Actual result times are determined by your carrier.
It's EASY - SMS LOCAL is built on Keyword DNA™ technology, which means you simply search for what you want, where you want it. You don't need to know business names. For example, "sushi near the golden gate bridge," or "bars near dodger stadium."
It's COMPREHENSIVE - Keyword DNA indexes over 10 million consumer businesses in the United States, so you get nationwide access whenever and wherever you need it.
How do I use it?
Just send what you want, where you want it, to the SMS shortcode L-O-C-A-L (56225) from your wireless device. For advanced searching options, click here.
Within seconds, we'll send you text message results to your wireless device containing business names, addresses, phone numbers, and distance from you.
Summary Terms of Service: One message per request, Msg & Data rates May Apply. Text HELP to 56225 for help. Reply STOP to cancel. By entering your phone number, you acknowledge that you agree to the terms of service and confirm that you hold the account corresponding to the mobile phone number or that you have the account holder's permission to use this service. Participating Wireless Carriers: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellular One, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile USA. Product is not compatible with all models.