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Save money on your phone bill with this 411 trick

Stop paying the phone company for 411 directory assistance. David Pogue shows you this simple trick that will save you money.

Free 411 (Directory Assistance) on Your Cellphone

David PogueYahoo TechFebruary 20, 2015

Whatever you do, don’t dial 411 on your cell phone to get directory assistance. Your cell phone carrier will slap you with a $2.50 fee for the privilege.

Instead, call 800-FREE-411 (800-373-3411). It’s free directory assistance. The service offers both residential and business listings. You have to listen to a 10-second ad—but for most people, that’s a lot more palatable than a $2.50 fee.

You can get your work done much faster—and then get home earlier!

Republished for February 2015

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