Did Google SMS Search Die Again?

Jan 15, 2009 • 8:04 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Just last week, we reported major issues with Google SMS not returning search results. It was fixed about two days later. But now I am seeing more reports of Google SMS issues, so I decided to try it out myself.

I sent three SMS messages to Google and now it is 10 minutes later, and still not a single response. Here is a picture:

Google SMS DOA

Google has confirmed issues with specifically requesting sport scores from Google SMS. In a few Google Mobile Help discussion forums, we have confirmation from Google that there are issues with this request. You can find those threads here, here and here.

But there is a bigger problem, it seems like some people, including myself are simply not getting any response from Google's SMS search, at all. Like I showed in my screen capture above, not a "no results found" or any type of error message. Is it being blocked by the cell provider or is Google's SMS server down?

Forum discussion at Google Mobile Help.

Update: Over an hour later, I got a response from Google, the response didn't have any results, but at least it told me so. Note, that it should have results:

Google SMS Search

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