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Sprint Teams Up With InfoSpace for Local Search Services

Posted March 29, 2006

— Sprint

is teaming up with

InfoSpace

to offer mobile local search services for Sprint Nextel wireless customers.

InfoSpace is based in Bellevue, WA.

The "Find It!" services will work with more than 20 models of phones. Information includes restaurants, movie times, maps and driving directions.

"Available today on over 20 select Sprint and Nextel phones, InfoSpace Find It! further addresses consumer demand for local information they can access on their wireless phone, whenever and wherever they want," said Alana Muller, director of product marketing for information and applications for Sprint. "This innovation provides on-the-move Sprint customers with one application to find relevant local information and is (global positioning satellite)-enabled to most efficiently answer the question, 'what's around me now?'"

Services include:

Local Quick Clicks: Find local business listings and locations with maps and driving directions with minimal clicking.

One-Stop Searching: A single search location for Yellow Pages, White Pages, maps, directions, movie listings and more.

Find People by Name or Number: Search using only first and last name, or by entering a phone number to find out to whom it belongs.

What's Nearby: Access details on what's close with one click on the phone, even if the caller doesn't know exactly where they are.

Click to Connect: Make phone calls with one click instead of dialing the entire number.

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