To access free info on the go, your mobile phone can be an invaluable tool.
To get a currency conversion, just text “50 euros in American dollars” to Google (“GOOGL” or 46645) and you’ll get a conversion using the latest rates.
For flight updates, text 4INFO (44636) your airline and flight number. For a mobile yellow pages, text Yahoo (92466) with a place and business type — like “bars 90210” for Beverly Hills watering holes.
The response will usually come with multiple options, complete with addresses and contact info.
And Google will text turn-by-turn driving directions if you send them two addresses. And all three offer multiple-day weather reports.
While standard text messaging fees from your mobile service provider do apply, the services themselves are all free.