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Verizon Visual 411 Sweepstakes Winners Cover the Country Winners Selected From 133,000 Entries; California, Florida, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania Rack Up the Most Entries

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the $3,700 Verizon Visual 411 sweepstakes have been selected from a slate of 133,000 entries.  The sweepstakes ran from Nov. 27, 2012, to Jan. 21, and each state had at least one entry.

Jean M. Smith, a retired homemaker from Lewis, N.Y. was the $2,500 grand-prize winner.

Four first-place prizes of a $250 gift card were awarded and eight second-prize winners each received a $25 gift card.  Winners came from Sacramento and Bakersfield, Calif.; Chicago; Rock Hill, S.C.; and Boynton Beach, Fla., among other cities.

About Visual 411

Verizon Visual 411 is a new, multichannel, integrated approach to providing free directory services. It can be accessed via a laptop, tablet or desktop computer; through a smart phone app on either the Apple or Android platform; or by a widget on a consumer's FiOS TV service. With one click, consumers can look up business addresses and phone numbers; find coupons featuring special offers; and get maps and directions, weather forecasts, traffic reports and more, eliminating the need to visit multiple sites to accomplish these tasks. Visual 411 also empowers consumers to share this information via email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Businesses also benefit from the additional exposure.

"Consumers are on the move and are always looking for relevant information to help them with their borderless lifestyles," said Marty Caproni, Verizon's director of product marketing and technology. "We believe Verizon Visual 411 plays a part in simplifying this lifestyle – and, based on usage, consumers seem to agree."  

In a June study on integrated directory services, Frost & Sullivan noted: "Verizon has set a new standard for integrated directory services. Stratecast - Frost & Sullivan believes that other directory publishers will need to emulate what Verizon (VZ) is doing in order to stay relevant in the market."

To learn more about Verizon Visual 411, consumers can visit www.verizon.com/visual411; download Verizon Visual 411 from Google Play or the Apple Store; text "JOIN" to 463648 from their mobile phone; or launch the Visual 411 widget on FiOS TV.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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