There are times when calling 1234 isn't convenient. Whether you're in a noisy place, or you don't want other people to hear or maybe you just can't be bothered.

The great news is, you can now get information from 1234 via text. To use this service, SMS your request to 1234 as you would compose and send a normal text message. A specialist operator will text you back the answer.

SMS requests cost a flat fee of $2.30 per request. That includes the message you send, the answer you receive and also any messages in between if the operator asks you to clarify what you are looking for or to provide more info:

Here's how it works:

Nick texts the following request for a phone number to 1234
Telephone number please for Gino's Pizza Shop in Brunswick
The operator texts back:
Is that Gino's Pizza Shop in Brunswick Victoria?
Nick texts back
The operator texts Nick the number he is looking for and he is charged a flat fee of $2.30.

As well as telephone numbers you can also access all information currently available on 1234.

That includes: Yellow™ listings, White Pages®, Directions, Movie Times, Sports result and even find-a-fact type information and more.

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