DALLAS, Texas - SuperPages.com by Verizon, the Internet's leading Yellow Pages directory, is now available to consumers in a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled version. The new service allows users with WAP-enabled wireless phones quick access to SuperPages.com's more than 13 million nationwide business and residential listings, as well as driving directions.
"This project furthers our vision of providing consumers with convenient access to SuperPages.com through a variety of different technologies, including wireless," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president - marketing of Verizon Information Services. "The SuperPages.com user interface was designed to minimize data entry into the phone to provide users with a simple and quick method of obtaining real-time information."
The interface will allow users to save listings to a personal SuperPages.com wireless address book for quick reference. Once the user has located the business or person to contact, the number can be dialed in a single touch.
"The SuperPages.com WAP-enabled product will offer our consumers the opportunity to bring the Yellow Pages with them wherever they go," said Marshall. "Our goal is to provide consumers with access to SuperPages.com through a variety of wireless devices, which in addition to Web-enabled phones includes the Palm VII series handheld computer."
About Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.com
Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher and a content provider for communications products and services. As the largest directory company in the world, Verizon Information Services earns annual revenues of more than $4.1 billion and has more than 11,000 employees.
The company provides sales, publishing and other related services for nearly 2,500 directory titles in 47 states and the District of Columbia and 18 countries outside the U.S. This includes more than 1,600 Verizon directory titles with a total circulation of approximately 112 million copies in the U.S. and 41 million internationally.
Verizon Information Services also produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online yellow pages directory and a leading shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives more than 4.2 million visits and approximately 1.8 million unique visitors per month.
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications, headquartered in New York, N.Y. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.