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1-800-THE-INFO’s ‘Rock My Room’ Promo Gives College Students a Chance to Win Ultimate Digital Gear and Other Prizes

August 14, 2008

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ — The free business directory assistance service 1-800-THE-INFO will launch Friday (Aug. 15) Rock My Room — a six-week promotion geared to students heading to college in the fall. All callers will get a chance to win great prizes when they call 1-800-THE-INFO now through Sept. 30.

“We know that 1-800-THE-INFO offers the kind of free business search options people want, and college students preparing for school or settling in can make great use of it,” said Kitty Linder, president of Verizon LiveSource and Public Communications. “Storing 1-800-THE-INFO (1-800-843-4636) on their cell phones can help them quickly find a nearby business — and they can get a text message with the number and street address, too.”

Callers to 1-800-THE-INFO can use the service as many times as they want, and one call each day from the same phone number can be entered in the contest between now and 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 30. When using 1-800-THE-INFO, callers should follow the voice prompts to enter the Rock My Room contest.

   The prizes, to be awarded in October, are:   -- Grand Prize - iPod Touch w/Bose SoundDock digital music system, 32-inch      flat screen TV, laptop computer and a $500 American Express gift card   -- 1st place - $500 Target gift card   -- 2nd place - $250 Target gift card   -- 3rd place - iHome clock radio for iPod   -- 4th place - $75 gift certificate to iTunes   -- 5th place - $50 American Express gift card    

1-800-THE-INFO launched its free voice-activated local business directory assistance search in March. Callers hear a brief advertisement and then are able to use the automated voice recognition search of Verizon’s national directory database. The search function is backed up by live operators so that callers are assured of immediate and accurate results for their requests.

For more information on the service or the Rock My Room contest rules, visit http://www.800theinfo.com/.

Verizon Communications Inc. , 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 http://www.verizon.com/.

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