BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jingle Networks, operator of 1-800-FREE411, has launched “FREE411 Search,” a new mobile application for the iPhone and Android operating systems. “FREE411 Search” for BlackBerry will be available in the coming weeks.
Since the service launched in 2005, 1-800-FREE411 has saved Americans more than one billion dollars in directory assistance fees and continues to offer callers any business, residential, government or toll-free phone listing for free, saving them up to $2 per call.
The “FREE411 Search” mobile application allows smart-phone users to find phone numbers, addresses and locations of businesses throughout the U.S. with the touch or swipe of a button. The free iPhone and Android application comes preset with nine popular search categories such as taxi, gas, grocery and pizza at just a tap away. To find a business in these categories, users simply click on one of the categories and GPS technology will find the nearest appropriate businesses, or enter a city/zip code and easily search by business name. Once the number is found, ”FREE411 Search” offers options to call, get directions and/or add the number to a contact list.
“1-800-FREE411 gets more than 15 million calls per month,” said John Roswech, president of Jingle Networks, the parent company of 1-800-FREE411. “Since more Americans are buying smart-phones, it made sense to make our popular service available for multiple mobile platforms and it’s already proving to be a big hit. Unlike other search apps, FREE411 allows the user to save a phone number in their address book for future use.”
The iPhone application can be downloaded by searching “FREE411” in the “App Store”. The Android application is available in the droid market. The BlackBerry app will be available to users in the next month.
Jingle Networks, operator of the nation’s leading ad-supported directory assistance service 1-800-FREE411, has significantly changed the directory assistance market by giving consumers an anytime, anywhere source of free information on the phone. 1-800-FREE411 is for anyone who owns a phone and needs information but is dissatisfied with the high cost of directory assistance. For more information, visit www.free411.com.