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North America's most accurate directory listings now available to AvantGo users

February 21, 2001 - San Francisco, Calif. -- 555-1212.com Inc., the award-winning directory information services company, announced an agreement with AvantGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO), the leading provider of mobile infrastructure software and services. Under the agreement, 555-1212.com will provide its directory search solutions to the AvantGo mobile Internet service's more than two million registered users.

555-1212.com aggregates the most accurate sources of directory information. 555@Hand, 555-1212.com's easy-to-use wireless directory look-up service, converts search results into a user-friendly format and optimizes delivery across handheld devices.

555@Hand has several advantages over existing directory assistance solutions:

  • Handles misspellings, partial entries, vanity names, and area code changes
  • Returns more up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive search results
  • Enables unique search capabilities such as reverse phone and address lookups

"AvantGo has established a well-recognized brand among mobile device users and is a significant distribution channel for 555-1212.com mobile business. 555@Hand on AvantGo will give AvantGo users access to accurate directory assistance on virtually all major wireless devices and data networks," said Tuncay Cil, director of mobile business at 555-1212.com.

About the AvantGo Mobile Internet Service: The AvantGo mobile Internet service provides free interactive and personalized content and applications to people with handheld devices based on the Palm OS and Windows CE platforms, as well as Internet-enabled phones. Using a wireless, real-time connection or via desktop synchronization, AvantGo users can access the web directly from their mobile devices or they can select from over 1,000 content channels that have been optimized for mobile devices. Optimized channels include news, stock quotes, flight schedules, movie listings, restaurant reviews, maps, weather and much more from brand-name content providers and e-businesses. The free mobile Internet service is available at www.avantgo.com.

About 555-1212.com, Inc. 555-1212.com, Inc. is the leading application service provider transforming source directory data into context-relevant information. 555-1212.com's proprietary "Directory Intelligence"™ technology aggregates data from disparate sources in meaningful ways, creating the most comprehensive, accurate and accessible directory resource for businesses and professionals. The company's products include 555@Work™ for enterprises; 555@Hand™ for voice and wireless Internet companies, and the 555-1212.com Web site. 555-1212.com, a Media Metrix 500 company, serves over one million unique users and 25 million page views per month. For information, visit www.555-1212.com.

Press Contact: 555-1212.com, Inc.
Tuncay Cil Director of Mobile Business
(415) 336-1199

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