DALLAS - Get the weather report for Friday night's football game or find where that new movie is playing, using Verizon SuperPages On the Go's new Short Message Service (SMS). Using a Verizon Wireless phone, text messagers can get movie show times, weather forecasts and reverse number look up, in addition to residential and business phone numbers and addresses.
Just send a text message from a TXT messaging-capable Verizon Wireless phone to S-U-P-E-R (78737) and enter the ZIP code for weather, or the landline phone number to see who just called. Or enter the movie, business or resident's name and the selected area (city/state or ZIP code) to locate them or get the phone number.
The first two queries are free. Subsequent queries are 30 cents each, with no monthly access charges.
"SMS is the language that our young people use to communicate," said Eric Chandler, vice president - E-commerce marketing. "With our SMS technology, teens and young adults can get the information they need by sending a simple query using their Verizon Wireless phone."
This new offering is powered by m-Qube, a Boston-area mobile technology provider and leading mobile channel enabler that helps companies develop, deliver and bill for mobile content, messaging and applications.
More information is available at http://sms.superpages.com.
Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon SuperPages.com (http://www.superpages.com), the nation's best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (http://www.superpages.com/espanol).
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.