SMS Search Provider 4INFO.net Adds Email Search Service, WiFi Hotspot Search Coming Soon

Two quick news items from Palo Alto's 4INFO.net, an SMS (text messaging) search service.

  • For your "what's old is new again" folder...Email Search
If don't have SMS capabilities on your phone or mobile device (or SMS messages cost too much) but you do have mobile email access, you're now able to access all of 4INFO.net's info services via email by sending a message to 4INFO (4@4info.net) with your query. You can find a list of services and query syntax here.
  • Find WiFi Hotspots
4INFO.net announced yesterday that they've partnered with JiWire to provide SMS and email search access to a database of WiFi hotspots. This new feature will go live on August 1st. Yahoo SMS and Synfonic also provide SMS access to databases of WiFi hotspots.