My cell phone service is through Verizon wireless because that is about the only coverage we can get in the rural area where we live.
Every now and then I find my self in a situation where I need to find the phone number of a business, but am not near a computer and since I do not have a smart phone, I cannot look the number up on my phone.
The first thing I do however, is to call the local chamber of commerce. If the business I am trying to call is a member, they will give me the phone number to call them. Otherwise, Verizon will charge me $1.00 if I use directory assistance.
Recently I found out that there is a free 411 directory assistance that won't charge you any money to use their service. The number to call is 1-800-373-3411.
I tried the number and you do have to listen to an advertisement that lasted about 30 seconds, but if it saves me $1.00 in the process I am more than willing to use the service.
I added a new contact to my phone and listed the number under Information, so I will be sure to have it when I need it.
I hope this helps some of my readers to save a little bit of money. :)