Verizon Visual 411 Enables Consumers to Find and Contact Businesses, Score Money-Saving Coupons -- and Get a Chance to Win

  Verizon Visual 411 Enables Consumers to Find and Contact Businesses, Score
            Money-Saving Coupons -- and Get a Chance to Win Prizes

Limited-Time Sweepstakes Offers a Grand Prize of a $2,500 Gift Card, Plus
Other Awards

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon is sponsoring a sweepstakes
offering 13 prizes in the form of gift cards ranging up to $2,500 to encourage
consumers interested in finding business addresses, phone numbers and
money-saving coupons to check out Visual 411, Verizon's free business
directory service accessible from PCs, lap-tops, tablets, smart phones and
FiOS TV.

Beginning now and running through Jan. 21, 2013, consumers can enter the
sweepstakes by visiting the official registration site online to answer a
daily question about the new Visual 411 business search app. Answers, right
or wrong, will result in a qualified entry, and customers can visit the site
each day to provide another answer and receive a new entry. Consumers are
limited to one entry per day, though there is no limit to using the service.
A random drawing will be held on or about Jan. 23. Eligible entrants will
have the opportunity to win a $2,500 gift card as the grand prize. Four $250
gift cards and eight $25 gift cards will also be awarded.

Official rules for the Verizon Visual 411 sweepstakes can be viewed here.

About Visual 411

Verizon Visual 411 is a new, multichannel, integrated approach to providing
free directory services. The service can be accessed via a laptop, tablet or
desktop computer; through a smart phone app on either the Apple or Android
platform; or by a widget on a consumer's FiOS TV service. With one click,
consumers can look up a business addresses and phone numbers; find coupons
featuring special offers; and get maps and directions, weather forecasts,
traffic reports and more. Visual 411 also empowers consumers to share this
information via email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Businesses
also benefit from the additional exposure.

"With Verizon Visual 411, our overall goal is to provide consumers with a set
of comprehensive directory features that will help them save time and money,"
said Marty Caproni, Verizon's director of product marketing and technology.
"It's functionality across multiple communication platforms also makes it
ideal for the borderless lifestyle consumers live with Verizon services, where
every device and every location becomes your home base." 

In a June study on integrated directory services, Frost & Sullivan noted,
"Verizon has set a new standard for integrated directory services. Stratecast
- Frost & Sullivan believes that other directory publishers will need to
emulate what Verizon (VZ) is doing in order to stay relevant in the market."

To learn more about Verizon Visual 411, consumers can visit
www.verizon.com/visual411; download Verizon Visual 411 from Google Play or the
Apple Store; text "JOIN" to 463648 from their mobile phone; or launch the
Visual 411 widget on FiOS TV.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless
network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also
provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the
Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon
employs a diverse workforce of 184,500. For more information, visit
www.verizon.com.



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