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1-800-THE-INFO’s ‘Rock My Room’ Promo Gives Six Lucky Winners a Bonus for Calling

November 10, 2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — The information service 1-800-THE-INFO on Monday (Nov. 10) awarded six prizes for Rock My Room, a six-week promotion geared to college students. The free business-directory-assistance service, which offers thousands of local business listings to callers, offered prizes to six randomly selected callers who used the service between Aug. 14 and Sept. 30.

“We knew that thousands of students and other consumers would warm to the business-search options offered by 1-800-THE-INFO, and we weren’t disappointed,” said Verizon Marketing Director Trudy Adams. “Among the thousands who called during the promotion period, there were a lucky few who won great prizes.”

Callers to 1-800-THE-INFO could use the service as many times as they wanted daily, and one call each day from the same phone number was entered in the contest.

   The prize winners are:   1. Grand Prize - iPod Touch w/Bose SoundDock Digital Music System, 32-inch      flat screen TV, laptop computer and a $500 American Express gift card   C.  Yost - Eau Claire, Pa.    1. 1st prize - $500 Target gift card   S. Peoples- State University, Ark.    1. 2nd place - $250 Target gift card   M. Hunter, Wesley Chapel, Fla.    1. 3rd place - iHome clock radio for iPod   R. Vissal, Passaic, N.J.    1. 4th place - $75 gift certificate to iTunes   T. Gambrill, Rockville, Md.    1. 5th place - $50 American Express gift card   A. Perkins, New Carrollton, Md.    

1-800-THE-INFO launched its voice-activated local business directory assistance search in March. Callers hear a brief advertisement and then are able to use the free automated voice-recognition search of Verizon’s national directory database. The search 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, 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 71 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 228,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/.

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