BEDMINSTER, NJ and LA PALMA, CA — Even with rising gas prices, Verizon Wireless customers are driving gas savings straight to the bank with the help of MobileGates' FuelFinder. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers, FuelFinder is a mapping service that has been seeking out the most inexpensive fuel options for Verizon Wireless customers since October 2005. As it has become more important for customers to find the best gas prices, the number of FuelFinder subscribers has doubled in the past month and a half.
Instead of wasting precious fuel by driving to every gas station in town for the best price, let your Verizon Wireless mobile phone do the work for you before you even put the key in the ignition. FuelFinder lets you search for the sweetest deal by ZIP code, city or recent search and updates its findings on over 110,000 stations from coast to coast every two hours.
There's no reason to pull over and ask for directions when you go shopping with FuelFinder because it not only reports on the national high, low and average fuel prices, but Verizon Wireless customers can also view an interactive color map on their phones that plots out FuelFinder's results and provides turn-by-turn directions to any selected gas station. Now that you can put the brakes on the stress of finding a deal on fuel, Verizon Wireless and FuelFinder are sure to become your favorite shopping companions.
"Verizon Wireless' award-winning wireless network is the ideal partner to demonstrate the strength of MobileGates' industry-leading mobile mapping applications," said Tony Meador, chief executive officer of MobileGates. "By providing FuelFinder through Verizon Wireless, we can be assured that customers can find the best deal on fuel wherever and whenever they want."
FuelFinder is available on Mobile Web 2.0-capable phones for $1.99 monthly access. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime and can be self-provisioned, eliminating the need for Verizon Wireless customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communication Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web-capable handset and gain access to information and content right from their wireless handsets.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
MobileGates, a leader in location-based services, has pioneered the first carrier-grade suite of interoperable location based applications. The company's product suite includes maps, driving directions, traffic, point of interest finder, fuel finder, and store finder. MobileGates is headquartered in La Palma, CA. For more information, please visit www.mobilegates.com.