Dialing 411 for directory assistance is like flushing $2 down the toilet every time you do it, and it adds up.
Instead, get any phone number you need for free by using 1-800-FREE-411 (1-800-373-3411) You’ll listen to two short ads, but it’s 100 percent free. You can also get MapQuest.com directions by text for any listing, also free.
We tried the service and it worked great. The ads were 20 to 30 seconds in length — with one being played right after we were connected and the second just before they gave us the phone number. But more importantly, the information was found quickly and the service worked flawlessly. You have your choice of searching for Government, Business or Residential phone numbers.