David Pogue, that crazy cat over at the New York Times, has compiled a list of free services that you can try out on your cell phone, just in time for that long road trip to the in-laws for Christmas dinner. Among some of the nifty numbers you can call are free directory assistance (the ad-supported 1-800-FREE-411), pseudo-free long distance (712-858-8883), and even free Google searches (send a text message to GOOGL).
Naturally, you’ll probably still have to pay for the airtime, but you might as well flex those minutes for all they’re worth. Other stuff you can try include price comparisons, customizable voice mail services, and Pinger, a free voice-powered SMS service.
Check out the full article at the New York Times.