Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Google Enhances SMS Search in India

Google India has updated its SMS Search functionality to add more content -- namely IPL related stuff and commodity prices in a bid to attract more users.

Launched back in 2007, the service went through a similar update last year with the SMS number being changed to 9-77-33-00000. The best part of this service is that you do not need to pay premium charges for each SMS sent.

As for the new SMS keywords, SMS 'cri' to 9-77-33-00000 for varied content on cricket in general; send 'cri IPL' for instant IPL scores, 'cri IPL ' (for example 'cri IPL knight riders') for your favorite team score and 'cri ranji' for domestic match updates. SMS 'price gold', 'price oil', or 'price cotton' to know the MCX spot prices for these commodities. To learn more, sms 'help commodity' to 9-77-33-00000.

There is also this nice little time finder service if you want to know what the time is it "now" in a city of your choice. Simply SMS 'time ' to 9-77-33-00000. For example, 'time new york' and you will receive your answer within seconds.

Those looking for train related details of Indian railways, the service has been enhanced to provide seat availability and fare information as well. For example, to check the seat availability for April 24 on train #1018, going from Bangalore to Mumbai, simply SMS 'train avail 1018 Bangalore to Mumbai on 24-04' or if you want to know the fare for sleeper class, SMS 'train fare 1018 Bangalore to Mumbai for SL'. To learn more, SMS 'help train' to 9-77-33-00000.

You might want to visit http://www.google.co.in/sms for more. If SMS is what you prefer, key in 'help' and send it to 9-77-33-00000.

[the article was originally published at http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Google_Enhances_SMS_Search_in_India/551-101484-547.html]

1 comment:

  1. Google services today including in all the websites today .Recently i have visited the site named www.indiantrains.org/.In that i have found the Map which we can found in google,here also the map provided by indiantrains i have found,It show the train arrival staion to end station dts,locations,.So if the govt site & the indiantrains site join means can do better.And the website indiantrains will also provide the sms search for all mobile users means it will soon get a good place among peoples.