DALLAS and BEDMINSTER, N.J. — For the first time, Verizon Wireless customers with Get It Now(SM)-enabled phones can access enhanced nationwide directory information through Verizon SuperPages.Wireless SuperPages allows Get It Now customers to search more than 16 million yellow pages listings and a national white pages database by name, phone number or business type. Customers can also download maps and driving directions.
"Cell phone access to SuperPages puts an up-to-date national directory in the hands of users on the go," said Olivier Vincent, executive director - market strategy for Verizon SuperPages. "That means access to comprehensive directory listings and information any time, any where."
SuperPages on Get It Now is simple to use. Customers looking for directions can enter and save multiple starting points and then get their search results in order of proximity to the starting location. Verizon Wireless' many handset options, including phones with color screens and large, crisp type, make the maps, driving directions and listing information easy to read. The expanded nationwide directory information lets Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers use SuperPages to look up restaurants, pharmacies, automotive mechanics and more -- whether at home or on vacation.
A free download of SuperPages is available by visiting getGOING under the Fun & Games aisle in the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers have unlimited access to SuperPages' national directory information for a subscription rate of $1.25 weekly access, $2.49 monthly access or $19.95 yearly access.
SuperPages is currently available on the Motorola T-720 phone and expected soon on the Audiovox CDM 9500 and GVX 4400A.
The Get It Now virtual store now carries all of Verizon Wireless' consumer data services under one roof. Get It Now's four shopping aisles, Messaging, Fun & Games, Info and Flix & Pix, give Verizon Wireless customers a one stop virtual shop for the company's extensive consumer data products. With a Get It Now wireless phone from Verizon Wireless, customers nationwide can download games, entertainment, productivity applications and more over the air onto their phone. Prices vary depending on the number of applications downloaded and applicable download charges; free demonstrations are available on many applications so customers can try before they buy. Airtime is used during the selection and download process and during the use of many applications after download. Get It Now-enabled phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD; LSE). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It Now(SM) Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
About Verizon Information Services Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 14 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and nearly 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 156 million copies worldwide.
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives as many as 16 million visits and 10 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, Excite, Lycos, Univision.com, Terra.com, YupiMSN.com, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) , one of the world's leading providers of communications services. ####