Google announced the sunsetting of GOOG-411 service on Nov'12th,10. "1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered speech recognition directory assistance service that connects businesses across the U.S. and Canada was launched in 2007 and helped provide a foundation for more ambitious services on smartphones:
- Voice Search - search Google by speaking
- Voice Input let you fill in any text field on Android by speaking
"Our success encouraged us to aim for more innovation. Thus, we're putting all of our resources into speech-enabling the next gen of Google products and services across a multitude of languages. If you don't use smartphone, and you're trying to call a business, you can send a text message with the name and location of business to 466453 ("GOOGLE") and we'll text you the info, or you can use Gmail's phone-calling features to call any U.S. business free of charge," informed Google.
If you don't have free voice search app pre-installed on your phone, you can download it here.