ChaCha – Free Mobile Answers By Phone Or SMS

After mentioning myMiaMia I felt I had to mention ChaCha. ChaCha lets you simply SMS or call in a question and you will get an answer back from a human or what they call a guide. The service is free but sadly unlike myMiaMia you cannot use email so SMS or voice charges from your carrier apply. Somehow they also partnered up with carriers to find your location based on your SMS or phone call. Not sure how that works…

chacha2 The kind of questions you can ask ChaCha are listed below. I am not sure if you would not be better off just searching Google but it can’t hurt to have options.

  • Weather
    • Example: “w Indianapolis, in” or “weather 46228″
  • Stocks
    • Example: “S ibm” or “STOCK Berkshire Hathaway”
  • Location based questions:
    • Example: “set loc new york” to 242242 to set your location to New York.
  • Jokes – My favorite
    • Example: Just send them the message “Send me a joke”

To ask a question you need to SMS 242242 or call 1-800-2ChaCha and ask your question. Let me know if you try it out. I just wish they would support emailed questions… That could be useful if I forget the name of an actor in a movie and such.

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  1. I think ChaCha is great, I use it all the time. You can ask them literally anything. The samples you have above make it seem like you send them in a certain format, like with google. It’s more like texting a friend to look up the answer to any question for you. Easy, convenient, and conversational. You should try it out and have fun with it!

  2. You can ask them anything you want, and you don’t have to do it in a certain format as the post suggests. They’ll answer any question, sans abusive, hate-filled, or illegal topics. Its awesome. Real people research your questions and answer it.

  3. Right on! ChaCha is so much easier to use than those other SMS services. We use ChaCha all the time to ask anything from silly questions to getting for directions or an address. Their guides send a quick response too, within a few minutes.

  4. This sounds incredibly useful and neat! Going to try it out on my bold.

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