News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Search For Places To Eat, Drink And Sleep Most

Verizon Wireless Announces Top VZ Navigator Searches of 2007

January 6, 2008

Jeffrey Nelson

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the top VZ NavigatorSM searches of the past year. In 2007, Verizon Wireless customers using VZ Navigator made hundreds of millions of inquiries to help locate one of the 14 million local businesses and attractions in the United States, including hotels, restaurants, historical sites, and more. The most-frequently searched categories in 2007 on VZ Navigator included:

  1. Eating & Drinking Establishments
  2. Hotels & Motels
  3. Bars & Nightclubs
  4. Gas Stations
  5. American Restaurants
  6. Fast Food Restaurants
  7. Italian Restaurants
  8. Movie Theaters
  9. ATMs
  10. Department Stores
  11. Hospitals
  12. Chinese Restaurants
  13. Mexican Restaurants
  14. Banks
  15. Churches
  16. Schools
  17. Parks
  18. Retail Shops
  19. Amusement Places
  20. Verizon Wireless Stores

Lee Daniels, vice president of consumer product development for Verizon Wireless, said, "With millions of points of interest to choose from and the availability of audible turn-by-turn directions, VZ Navigator is a popular, cost-effective solution for people on-the-go. Whether our customers are traveling in a new city and searching for a retail location, ATM or gas station, or are simply looking for a new restaurant or one of our stores in their own community, VZ Navigator can help them locate the business they need and get them there, quickly and easily."

Verizon Wireless' VZ Navigator service is a GPS-enabled Get It Now® application that transforms a customer's wireless handset into a powerful navigation device. With VZ Navigator, customers can get visual and audible directions to a destination, locate businesses and other places in an area, get a map of a location, bookmark favorites and recent searches, and even share locations with others.

VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 for unlimited monthly access or $2.99 for one-day use on select Get It Now-enabled phones in the getGOING or Tools on the Go shopping aisle. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.

For more information about VZ Navigator and other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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