You’re in a store looking at TVs or T-shirts or tea bags. The price looks good, but is it really? The answer may be a quick text message away. As noted in a Real Simple article, send a text message to Google at 466453 (“Google” on most devices), type “price,” and then enter the name or UPC code of the item. Within seconds you’ll get comparison prices at other retail outlets.
Does Google have it figured out, or what? The company offers my favorite free 411 service as well (800-GOOG-411). As opposed to other free 411 services, you don’t have to listen to ads to get the number. The only downside is that it only works with business listings.