DALLAS - For college freshmen, the Campus Area Yellow Pages from Verizon SuperPages.com is as handy as a roommate with a car.
The easy-to-use online reference shows where to find local businesses near hundreds of college campuses in all 50 states. Check it to find pizza parlors, movies, coffee shops, self-service laundries or any other type of merchant located close to school.
"It's as handy as a roommate with a car," said Brad Sims, manager of online student services. "SuperPages.com allows students to find businesses that support their lifestyles, from bookstores to pizza delivery. Businesses are arranged according to their proximity to campus, so students can walk -- or drive -- there."
Verizon SuperPages.com offers a Campus Area Yellow Pages for most colleges and universities in the United States. Students (or parents) can access college area listings by going to www.superpages.com and clicking on Campus Area Yellow Pages on the left-hand tool bar.
Once the campus is identified, the localized search focuses on businesses in the area. The search can be set to find businesses within any specified distance from campus. The default distance is 10 miles, but the radius can be set to any distance from one-half mile to 100 miles.
SuperPages.com has more than 18 million business listings nationwide, attracting 17.8 million unique visitors during July.
"We're a popular online destination because we specialize in local search," Sims said. "When it comes to college towns, we know around here."
[NOTE TO EDITORS: You can use Campus Area Yellow Pages to create an orientation story that tells your readers exactly how many vital services are located within one mile of a college campus.]
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).