BEDMINSTER, NJ — No one likes a backseat driver, but a mobile phone that gives driving directions could come in handy, especially for travelers visiting during the holidays or cooks shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. Verizon SuperPages On the Go available on Verizon Wireless Get It Now®-enabled phones puts maps, driving directions, and nationwide white and yellow pages at your fingertips. In addition, Verizon SuperPages On the Go offers movie reviews and weather forecasts, Zagat survey restaurant ratings and reviews, and Mobil Travel Guide hotel reviews to help with holiday travel or help enable a break from shopping mayhem.
"People are on the go during the holidays with frantic shopping, visiting family and social functions," said Patrick Marshall, vice president advanced products for Verizon Information Services. "Verizon SuperPages On the Go gives busy people a single wireless phone application to get their errands done efficiently whenever and wherever they may be."
The application is now available on Verizon Wireless LG VX7000, 6000, 4600 and 4500 phones, as well as the Motorola V710, Samsung SCH-a790 and the Audiovox CDM-8910. Consumers can download Verizon SuperPages On the Go for $1.25 for daily use or $2.49 a month for unlimited usage comparable to the monthly cost of two directory assistance calls.
Nationwide features include:
- White and yellow pages listings
- Reverse number lookup
- Weather reports and forecasts
- Mobil Travel Guide restaurant and hotel reviews
- Zagat survey restaurant rating and reviews
- Maps and driving directions
- Movie information, including show times, locations and feature highlights
Get It Now is Verizon Wireless' virtual store with more than 500 applications available for download. Application availability varies by handset manufacturer and model. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime and other charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain functions available with this application. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
For more information and an online demonstration of Verizon SuperPages On the Go, go to http://onthego.superpages.com. Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 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 receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.
About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
About Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.comVerizon 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 more than 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and nearly 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 150 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 14 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, Excite, Lycos, HotBot, and BigFoot as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.
The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on SuperPages.com. Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet.
Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.####