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211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Papa Bear 7/20/09 11:46 AM

Keep in mind that Google Voice will not allow you to dial N11 service codes,  

Many cities offer a N11 number that allows their citizens to request city services. For example, the City of San Francisco offers different numbers; 311, 511, 10-digit number for callers outside the Bay area and TTY per
Google Voice does NOT currently allow you to access any 911 or similar emergency services.
You should NOT you use GOOG-411 to seek emergency help, since the service is not able to provide your location information to emergency service providers.
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 bdbd 7/20/09 11:48 AM
Then I sure hope the writers of the Google Voice app included this logic in, so when users who have all outgoing calls use Google Voice, there's an override to use the regular phone for (AT LEAST) 911.
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Hillsborough 7/20/09 11:50 AM
Google Voice is not a phone service and does not offer 911 service.


Google Voice Basics: How it works

With Google Voice, you get all your calls through a single number. Just add your other numbers to Google Voice and then make your own rules for how your phones ring.

Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

You can access and make calls from the phone and the Web, block annoying callers at will, and record custom greetings for different callers or groups of callers.

With Google Voice, you'll get all your voicemails in one place, saved for as long as you want. If you don't answer a call to your Google number, your callers will be sent to your Google voicemail. You can check messages by calling your Google number, by signing in to Google Voice, or by opting in to receive notifications.

You'll also get more handy features that work across all your phones:

    * ListenIn as callers leave you a message
    * Record calls on the fly so you never have to fumble for a pen again
    * Switch phones mid-call without your caller knowing
    * And more...
Note: At this time Google Voice is only available in the [continental] U.S.

Read more about Google Voice:

Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 geek1 8/17/09 8:56 AM
411 works
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Papa Bear 8/17/09 12:04 PM
You cannot dial 411 by itself to reach GOOG-411 to acquire business information.

You can call your GV number, enter your 4-digit pin, and press 3 to reach GOOG-411.

Or save GOOG-411 as a Contact on your GV web interface using the number (800) 466-4411.

Or call 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone in the United States, except pay phones.

Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Harry K 8/22/09 6:12 PM
Google Voice does not replace a phone line, you pretty much have to have a phone that Google Voice uses to places calls to and from. So why not just use that phone to make the 911 or x11 call? If you want to avoid 411 charges, then you can use 1-800-goog-411 for business numbers, or there are other free 800 numbers that will look up home phone numbers for you.
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 trots 4/20/10 8:14 PM
Aside from 411 and 911, in my location we have 211, 711, and 811, which it turns out those are just redirecting you to a toll free number.  I've programmed them into my ATA's dial plan.  For 411 I've used 800 info fast, and 911 I programmed the local PSAP number, in which the same number is listed in the phone book as the emergency number.  Ok so not "real" 911, so we'll have to relay our location but it's better than nothing.
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Papa Bear 10/8/10 12:18 PM
Re: 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, 811, 911 Papa Bear 12/2/10 4:41 PM
Microsoft does not charge you to use 1-800-BING-411 (800-246-4411), but when you call from your mobile phone, standard airtime usage applies based on your phone plan. You are also responsible for text message fees if you choose to receive any text messages. Listen to Bing's three audio demos at