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Out of Our Minds
Tuesday, April 04, 2006 3:05 PM
How Much Would You Pay?
Kevin Salwen on Technology

Directory assistance comes at a steep price these days. According to a piece in USA Today, finding out someone's phone number no longer sets us back just a few pennies; instead, assistance charges start around $1.50 and top out at a staggering $3.49.

Now, a few companies are popping up with solutions, delivering free directory assistance. The catch: You first have to listen to a commercial for up to 15 seconds. I think that's a tradeoff I would make. Would you? How much is your time worth?


2 comments

Karen - 4/10/2006 4:19:32 PM
For what it's worth, you can get free information by dialing 800-373-3411. It works!
Coley - 4/4/2006 7:59:49 PM
This news made my day. I always find myself needing phone numbers and being annoyed or going out of my way because there is no way I'm paying $2 for 411. I'm googling this concept and putting these new companies on speed dial. 15 seconds extra time versus $2 a call? That's like saving/being paid $240/hr to listen to ads when you break it down!

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