LA PALMA, CA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and MobileGates, a leading provider of location-based services, today announced that three new map-based applications -- MobileGates Traffic, FuelFinder, and StoreFinder -- are now available to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers. The perfect tools for people on-the-go, MobileGates' applications help customers avoid heavy traffic, locate the lowest priced gas, or find the closest Verizon Wireless store, by delivering interactive color maps to Verizon Wireless phones.
Available today, MobileGates' technology enables Verizon Wireless Mobile Web subscribers to receive up-to-date information about current traffic conditions as well as the location and price of fuel in their region or along their route. In addition, the new VZW StoreFinder, developed for Verizon Wireless by MobileGates, provides subscribers with interactive maps detailing the location and directions to Verizon Wireless stores in their area.
"Verizon Wireless's high-speed data network presents a great opportunity for MobileGates to demonstrate the strength of our industry-leading mapping applications," said Tony Meador, CEO of MobileGates. "We believe that MG Traffic, MG FuelFinder, and the VZW StoreFinder applications provide Verizon Wireless subscribers access to the best mapping platform available for mobile phones."
MobileGates has the only location-based mapping platform that offers seamless applications, allowing users to switch from one application to another using the same maps and locations. Users can also personalize these applications with multi-point routes and time-based alerts.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD)(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. For more information, please visit www.mobilegates.com.