SAN DIEGO - Consumers can now quickly find the latest hit movie, where it's playing and when it's showing just by tapping a few keys on their mobile phones. The newest generation of Verizon's SuperPages On the Go finds everything from hot movies to cool weather forecasts anywhere in the United States. Maps and driving directions, directory information - even Mobil Travel Guide restaurant and hotel reviews - are available.
"It's nationwide information in your pocket," said Pat Marshall, vice president - marketing for Verizon Information Services. "Today's wireless users depend on their phone to be more than just a communications device. SuperPages On the Go revolutionizes the way consumers use their cell phones."
Verizon unveiled its advanced version of SuperPages On the Go today at the annual BREW Developers Conference in San Diego. The new application is available on Verizon Wireless LG6000, 4600 and 4500 phones. Consumers can download Verizon SuperPages On the Go for $1.25 for daily use or $2.49 a month for unlimited usage - about the 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
- Maps and driving directions\
- Movie information, including show times, locations and feature highlights
"SuperPages On the Go is easily one of the most user-friendly wireless applications on the market," Marshall said. "Easy-to-read icons on the keypad make navigation fast and simple to use. Relevant search results provide more data than many single applications. We are aiming to be the search application of choice for consumers, whether it's in Verizon yellow pages, SuperPages.com or SuperPages On the Go. We'll be wherever consumers want us to be."
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 SuperPages On the Go, go to http://onthego.superpages.com.
About Verizon Information Services
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a directory content provider for communications products and services, with approximately $4.1 billion in revenues. Verizon Information Services provides the nation's best multi-platform directory and business information service, through its Verizon SuperPages, Verizon SuperPages.com (www.superpages.com), and SuperPages On the Go. SuperPages On the Go is offered on Get It Now services through Verizon Wireless and other carriers. The company also is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping information resource, SuperPages.com en Español (www.superpages.com/espanol). Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (www.verizon.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 39 million 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.