Awhile ago, we were trying to find a restaurant in Mequon. We knew the name of the restaurant. We knew the general location of the restaurant. And my husband seemed confident that we could make it there in a timely manner.
No. We were lost.
Up and down Green Bay Road we drove. Up - and - down.
We were in a city we weren't familiar with. We were confused and frustrated and wished more than anything that we had printed a map or had a phone number for this place. Finally, after a few minutes of gawking at street signs with my nose pressed against the passenger window, an obvious idea came to me.
I pulled out my phone, looked for the number that I had previously programmed 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411), and called it.
Within 5-minutes - with the guidance of a restaurant employee over the phone - we were at the restaurant, family in tow, and we had a great evening.
Goog-411 is a free telephone service that, in my opinion, will someday replace the fee-based 411 (or 555-1212). It's free and for the most part does everything the fee-based service can do. You call the number, say your city name "Mequon" or "Cudahy", and then say the name of the business you want "Papa Luigi's". You then get the phone number for the business and an option to directly connect. This whole system is voice automated, works well, and IS FREE.
Everyone needs this number in their cell phone. 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411)