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1-800-THE-INFO’s ’Rock My Room’ Promo Gives College Students a Chance to Win Ultimate Digital Gear and Other Prizes


Students and All Other Callers to Free Business Directory Assistance Service Are Eligible

Grand Prize Consists of iPOD Touch, Bose SoundDock Digital Music System, Flat Screen TV, Laptop Personal Computer and $500 American Express Gift Card

NEW YORK - The free business directory assistance service 1-800-THE-INFO will launch Friday (Aug. 15) Rock My Room - a six-week promotion geared to students heading to college in the fall. All callers will get a chance to win great prizes when they call 1-800-THE-INFO now through Sept. 30.

“We know that 1-800-THE-INFO offers the kind of free business search options people want, and college students preparing for school or settling in can make great use of it,” said Kitty Linder, president of Verizon LiveSource and Public Communications. “Storing 1-800-THE-INFO (1-800-843-4636) on their cell phones can help them quickly find a nearby business - and they can get a text message with the number and street address, too.”

Callers to 1-800-THE-INFO can use the service as many times as they want, and one call each day from the same phone number can be entered in the contest between now and 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 30. When using 1-800-THE-INFO, callers should follow the voice prompts to enter the Rock My Room contest.

The prizes, to be awarded in October, are:

Grand Prize - iPod Touch w/Bose SoundDock digital music system, 32-inch flat screen TV, laptop computer and a $500 American Express gift card

1st place - $500 Target gift card

2nd place - $250 Target gift card

3rd place - iHome clock radio for iPod

4th place - $75 gift certificate to iTunes

5th place - $50 American Express gift card
1-800-THE-INFO launched its free voice-activated local business directory assistance search in March. Callers hear a brief advertisement and then are able to use the automated voice recognition search of Verizon’s national directory database. The search function is backed up by live operators so that callers are assured of immediate and accurate results for their requests.

For more information on the service or the Rock My Room contest rules, visit


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