555-1212.com Launches Directory Information Paid Subscription Service On The Internet

Small- to Medium Sized-Businesses Can Reduce Costs by Using the Internet To

Look up Phone Numbers



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from 555-1212.com, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 555-1212.com, Inc., a leading
 application service provider, announced the launch of a new paid subscription
 service that will provide 555-1212.com Web site users with access to exclusive
 directory assistance databases.  The 555-1212.com databases include data that
 comes from telephone companies that is not available on other online directory
 sites.  The service will remain free for usage of up to 30 lookups a month.
     Says Pamela Roussos, Chief Executive Officer for 555-1212.com, "Last fall
 we began offering a paid content model to our enterprise customers who saw
 value in having the most accurate data and wanted it quickly.  Our small- to
 mid-sized customers told us they needed this service to meet their business
 needs.  The quality and exclusivity of our content makes our subscription
 program a cost-effective solution for small- to mid-sized businesses."
     With more than 1.35 million unique visitors, 555-1212.com is one of the
 most popular directory information sites on the Internet.  555-1212.com is
 positioned to deliver services to the $3.4 billion voice and Internet-based
 directory assistance market.  555@Work is designed for small- to medium-sized
 businesses and professionals who request the highest-quality directory
 information.  555-1212.com's database contains over 120 million residential,
 business and toll-free listings from the United States.
     "It's a sea of change away from yesterday's 'everything free' model," said
 Michael Tschong, editor of ICONOCAST, a weekly e-marketing newsletter read by
 50,000 senior-level executives.  "Users will subscribe to premium services
 that deliver real value.  Looks like 411 has competition."
 
     About 555-1212.com Subscription Service
     The 555-1212.com subscription plans provide subscribers with access to a
 variety of premium business services, as well as access to exclusive databases
 of telco-quality listings.  Subscriptions are priced at $9.95/month and up.
 Internet users may subscribe to the service at
 http://www.555-1212.com/order_now.jsp .
 
     About 555-1212.com
     Based in San Francisco, 555-1212.com is the leading application service
 provider transforming source directory data to context-relevant information.
 Through multi-platform technologies and devices, 555-1212.com aggregates,
 updates, and presents information from disparate sources in meaningful ways.
 555-1212.com's proprietary Aggregating Heuristics(TM) optimizes and links this
 data, creating the most accurate and easily accessible information for a wide
 variety of uses.  Yahoo! Internet Life magazine ranked 555-1212.com as one of
 "The 10 Supremely Useful Sites" on the Web in July 2000.
 
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SOURCE 555-1212.com, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 555-1212.com, Inc., a leading
 application service provider, announced the launch of a new paid subscription
 service that will provide 555-1212.com Web site users with access to exclusive
 directory assistance databases.  The 555-1212.com databases include data that
 comes from telephone companies that is not available on other online directory
 sites.  The service will remain free for usage of up to 30 lookups a month.
     Says Pamela Roussos, Chief Executive Officer for 555-1212.com, "Last fall
 we began offering a paid content model to our enterprise customers who saw
 value in having the most accurate data and wanted it quickly.  Our small- to
 mid-sized customers told us they needed this service to meet their business
 needs.  The quality and exclusivity of our content makes our subscription
 program a cost-effective solution for small- to mid-sized businesses."
     With more than 1.35 million unique visitors, 555-1212.com is one of the
 most popular directory information sites on the Internet.  555-1212.com is
 positioned to deliver services to the $3.4 billion voice and Internet-based
 directory assistance market.  555@Work is designed for small- to medium-sized
 businesses and professionals who request the highest-quality directory
 information.  555-1212.com's database contains over 120 million residential,
 business and toll-free listings from the United States.
     "It's a sea of change away from yesterday's 'everything free' model," said
 Michael Tschong, editor of ICONOCAST, a weekly e-marketing newsletter read by
 50,000 senior-level executives.  "Users will subscribe to premium services
 that deliver real value.  Looks like 411 has competition."
 
     About 555-1212.com Subscription Service
     The 555-1212.com subscription plans provide subscribers with access to a
 variety of premium business services, as well as access to exclusive databases
 of telco-quality listings.  Subscriptions are priced at $9.95/month and up.
 Internet users may subscribe to the service at
 http://www.555-1212.com/order_now.jsp .
 
     About 555-1212.com
     Based in San Francisco, 555-1212.com is the leading application service
 provider transforming source directory data to context-relevant information.
 Through multi-platform technologies and devices, 555-1212.com aggregates,
 updates, and presents information from disparate sources in meaningful ways.
 555-1212.com's proprietary Aggregating Heuristics(TM) optimizes and links this
 data, creating the most accurate and easily accessible information for a wide
 variety of uses.  Yahoo! Internet Life magazine ranked 555-1212.com as one of
 "The 10 Supremely Useful Sites" on the Web in July 2000.
 
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