Friday, June 21, 2024

Best Alternative for Google SMS Search Service – India, US and Canada


Since the shutdown of Google SMS search service, people are looking for a similar alternative. Well, here is an absolute alternative for Google SMS Search. This service not only offers what Google had offered but more than that. While Google offered nearly 15 services on SMS like Search, Stock, Weather, Directions, Movies, CRI etc this alternative app offers your thousands of services which ranges from accessing Facebook, Twitter, Gmail to checking weather, directions and time. This service is available in India, United States, United Kingdom and Canada and the company has plans to extend to other countries as well.

Available in India, US, UK and Canada

India – 92665 92665

United States and Canada – 898-932 (TXT-WEB)

TXTWEB – The New and advanced alternative to Google SMS Seach

If you are in India just try sending “@ttg” to “92665 9665”, in a second or two you should receive latest posts of TheTechGears. Similarly there are thousands of apps on TxtWeb to access Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, to get directions and more.

Alternative Keywords for Txtweb

Here are a few keywords that can bring back your Google SMS search with lot more advanced features

Indian Users can send keywords to 92665 92665

Users from United States and Canada can send Keywords to 898-932 

Google SMS Keyword (97733000000 for India)TxtWeb SMS Keyword
(92665 92665 for India)
(898-932  for US and Canada)


directions@smsdirFind directions and distance between two cities. Similar to Google maps Example: @smsdir Bangalore to Chennai
weather@weatherFind weather information like current temperature, and forecast Example: @weather chennai
news@newsGet the latest news on your mobile as SMS
CRI@cricketGet latest scores of cricket matches
Define@meanGet definition/meaning for a word
@mean Google
Time@worldtimeGet the current time in any city of the world
@wordtime london
Movies@moviesInformation of movies that are being screened in your city
@fbAccess Facebook via SMS
@daakAccess Gmail via SMS
@whattimeFind exact time to be set in your mobile
@GoogGoogle search on your mobile via SMS
@wiki / @wikipediaAccess Wikipedia article on your mobile via SMS

Update: You may also find the following app useful to find location and phone number of a particular company or market. Please note that if you are in US or Canada, use  898-932 to send your queries

@nearer Burger Joint NY NY

Burger Joint
33 West 8th Street
New York, NY
(212) 432-140

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      • Now Innoz(55444 search) is available at 9773997739 (for India) from 11th September, 2013. That means if u have STD & LOCAL sms balance, then don’t be worried of main balance deduction. Hurray…
        Check this for more info-

        Some keywords-
        1. CRI (for cricket scores)
        2. TV ESPN (Use TV to get tv program schedule)
        3. Find ATM near MG Road Bangalore (Use FIND for local search)
        4. DICT (Use DICT to get the dictionary result for a word e.g.-Dict insane)
        5. Stock Infosys
        6. Price Nokia X7
        7. Expand IIT (Find full forms)
        8. Movie Dabangg (for movie review)
        9. Weather Delhi
        10. News Lokpal Bill
        11. EPL Chelsea
        etc. Google 55444 to know more keywords…
        Try it. I have tried it. This is available for all operators… 🙂

  1. Nowhere near as useful as Google search. I tried two different searches, got six answers each time, none of them was what I was looking for.

    • Hi, Thanks for your Feedback

      Unlike Google SMS Search, TxtWeb apps are created by various developers for various purposes.TxtWeb has thousands of apps, I recommend you to try some and then figure out what suits best for you.

      You may try the following apps which I feel excellent.

      1. Try sending “@smsdir boston to seattle” without quotes to the txtweb number of your country, you will receive a detailed information on direction and distance, as in Google Maps
      2. also try “@wiki Google” or “@wikipedia Google” or simply “Google” to the txtweb number, you will receive the wikipedia article for Google
      3. You may also try “@mean” for example “@mean amplify” gives you the meaning for “amplify”, you may use this keyword as an alternative for “Define” in Google SMS Search
      4. “@weather New York” gives you the current weather for the city

      I recommend you to visit and explore and pick out the best apps. I am sure you will come to know that this service is better than what Google offered (No Offence)

      Please let us know your opinion

      Thank You

      • I don’t want all those things. I just want to text “Burger Joint NY NY” and get back an address & a phone number. That was not what I got back from your service at all.

        • Hi Thanks for the Feedback, If you are in United States kindly use 898-932 to send queries

          You may try the following keyword “@nearer Burger Joint NY NY” and your result will be
          Burger Joint
          33 West 8th Street
          New York, NY
          (212) 432-1400

          I hope this is the result you are trying to get. Also I recommend you to experiment with the following keywords

          @nearme Burger Joint NY NY
          Powered By Google Maps:
          #Burger Joint
          ->Burger Joint, 33 W 8th St, New York, NY

          @locsearch Burger Joint NY NY
          1>>Burger Joint 33 West 8th Street 2>>Burger Joint 33 West 8th Street 3>>Burger Joint 33 West 8th Street

          @findnearme Burger Joint:New York
          1) Burger Joint
          33 West 8th Street
          New York, NY
          Tel: (212) 432-1400
          (2.19 kms)

          @closest Burger Joint:New York
          Shake Shack
          Vicinity: 215 Murray Street, New York
          Rating: 4

          Burger Burger
          Vicinity: 77 Pearl Street #6, New York
          Rating: 3.9

          Vicinity: 25 West Houston Street, New York
          Rating: 4.1

          Mikey’s Burger
          Vicinity: 134 Ludlow Street, New York
          Rating: 3.7

          Vicinity: 535 LaGuardia Place, New York
          Rating: 4

          Since TXTWEB has several apps for the same purpose with different functionality, I recommend you to visit and experiment various apps with the onscreen emulator and find the best that suits your need


  2. I was just searching for this info for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your site. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Usually the top sites are full of garbage.

  3. FYI–Shortly after I tried this I got the following phishing text:

    +19802639041: ID #30410: Your GoogIe Account has been hacked. Text back CALL to take a call to verify your account

    • Hi, thanks for your information. Kindly let us know the “KEYWORD” you tried, also kindly mention the number to which you have sent the “KEYWORD”

  4. What you all are looking for is 44636 – it works in a similar fashion to Google’s old sms search. It is free – a service from 4info.


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