If there was a three strike rule for Google SMS Search, Google would have been out a long time ago. For the fourth time in about two months, Google SMS Search went offline again.
Googler, Zeke said:
Thanks for posting. Yes, we were experiencing some issues yesterday with the mobile aggregator used by many carriers. This caused a delay in responses, but them problem has been fixed.
You should be able to use Google SMS normally now. Please let me know if you run into any other trouble.
The later thread specifically complains about Google not returning hockey scores. I tried some of those searches and they did not return results for me, but searching for [scores lakers] did work just fine for me.
Here are the past articles we wrote on Google SMS search failing:
- Google SMS Search Not Returning Search Results, January 8, 2009
- Did Google SMS Search Die Again?, January 15, 2009
- Google Finally Confirms Fixing SMS Search, January 27, 2009
- Google Mistakenly Sends Dozens of Unwanted SMS Messages To Users, February 3, 2009