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