Verizon LiveSource Takes Pelorus Award for Excellence in Directory Information Services Location-Based Offerings

NEW YORK - Verizon LiveSource is the recipient of an award from the Pelorus Group for excellence in providing location-based directory information services. 

The award, presented recently at the Pelorus DIS 2008 industry conference in Savannah, Ga., cited the company's integration of operator-assisted directory assistance calls with a navigation-based application that permits wireless 411 callers to immediately receive on their handset turn-by-turn directions to the location of the listing they requested.

Verizon LiveSource serves nearly half the U.S. wireless market with 411 local, national  and enhanced directory assistance 24-hours-a-day, including such features as language preference, SMS delivery of the requested listing, and last-number reconnect for those who need to call back 411.

"This award recognizes our effort to provide an unequaled customer call experience," said Kitty C. Linder, Verizon LiveSource and public communications president.  "Innovation is at the heart of our success, and our wholesale wireless customers expect us to continually add features that allow them to offer technologically advanced search services to their callers."

The Pelorus Group
Since its founding in 1987, The PELORUS Group has emerged as one of the fastest growing independent market research and consulting firms in the United States. In addition to its own in-house staff of professionals, the firm has attracted some of the most sought after authorities to research industry studies and conduct custom assignments. It has built a clientele base which is truly global in proportions, while leveraging its expertise in all facets of information and financial services.
Today, The PELORUS Group offers clients a full complement of research and consultative services that is second to none in the industry. Included in the array are industry reports, custom research, competitive intelligence, and business planning services. The PELORUS Group is located in Raritan, N.J.

Verizon LiveSource
Verizon LiveSource is the nations' leading directory assistance provider, employing thousands of operators at call centers across the country and internationally.  LiveSource serves not only Verizon landline customers but also nearly half the wireless industry, where innovative services like text messages with listings forwarded to wireless handsets and directory assistance in Spanish continue to make 411 a vital communications tool.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 69 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,600 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.