Verizon SuperPages On the Go Now Gets Listings, Movie Times, Weather via SMS on Verizon Wireless Phones

Sep 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from Verizon

    DALLAS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Get the weather report for Friday night's
 football game or find where that new movie is playing, using Verizon
 SuperPages On the Go's new Short Message Service (SMS).  Using a Verizon
 Wireless phone, text messagers can get movie show times, weather forecasts and
 reverse number look up, in addition to residential and business phone numbers
 and addresses.
     Just send a text message from a TXT messaging-capable Verizon Wireless
 phone to S-U-P-E-R (78737) and enter the ZIP code for weather, or the landline
 phone number to see who just called. Or enter the movie, business or
 resident's name and the selected area (city/state or ZIP code) to locate them
 or get the phone number.
     The first two queries are free.  Subsequent queries are 30 cents each,
 with no monthly access charges.
     "SMS is the language that our young people use to communicate," said Eric
 Chandler, vice president -- E-commerce marketing.  "With our SMS technology,
 teens and young adults can get the information they need by sending a simple
 query using their Verizon Wireless phone."
     This new offering is powered by m-Qube, a Boston-area mobile technology
 provider and leading mobile channel enabler that helps companies develop,
 deliver and bill for mobile content, messaging and applications.
     More information is available at
     About Verizon
     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
 (, 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 (
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
 network, serving 47.4 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
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