While on our way to and from our recent Disney World vacation, we found out just how handy 1-800-FREE-411 can be. On the way down to Orlando, we realized that we had forgotten a few things (including our one year old’s shoes). Thus, we needed to find a convenient place to shop along the way. Free 411 to the rescue! We got the number for a Wal-Mart in the next town, called ’em up to get directions, and then stopped in for a quick shopping trip. Then, on the way back, the DC power input on our portable TV/DVD combo died. Once again, Free 411 saved the day. We called ahead to find a convenient Radio Shack, then stopped in and picked up a power inverter so we could run the TV off the standard wall plug. Bip, bop, bam. We were back on the road in a few minutes, and the kids were able to enjoy movies for the duration of the trip.
Free 411 Rocks on Roadtrips
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8 Responses to “Free 411 Rocks on Roadtrips”
I’ve been using it for about 4 months now. You occasionally ahve to listen to some ads, but it’s still worth it (particularly when I’m on my cell).
I had a chance to use free411 this weekend. It was great! Thanks for the suggestion.
I’m going to try it the next long trip we have.
Hopefully it is; it’s an 800 number so you can call nationwide. If it doesn’t have listings for everywhere then that can make it a bit tough I s’pose…
Great tip. Can I assume from your post that it’s nationwide?
I never knew this existed. Cool.
Wow, this is fantastic! I haven’t touched 411 in years since the internet came around, but this would definitely be useful on the road. Thanks a lot!
I’d never heard of Free 411…thanks for the tip.