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TMCNet:  WhitePages Unveils Amazon Fire Phone Apps

[July 24, 2014]

WhitePages Unveils Amazon Fire Phone Apps

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., today announced three of its signature mobile apps are now available on the new Amazon Fire phone, which is available today. New versions of the WhitePages, WhitePages Current and Mr. Number apps have all been developed for the platform, leveraging 3D effects, gestures to guide navigation and the unique identifying capabilities of Amazon's Firefly feature to help users easily identify phone numbers.

"The new Fire phone makes it easier than ever for users to communicate using the suite of WhitePages apps for everything from rich contact and caller ID data to the ability to block unwanted calls and texts," said Bill Brooks, Director, Mobile Partnerships, WhitePages. "All of our apps now provide one touch access to frequently used features, from the people and businesses our users call most to the calls and texts that they have recently blocked." Features of the apps for Amazon's Fire phone include: WhitePages - Users of the WhitePages app can take advantage of Amazon's Firefly feature to call or send a text to a phone number and conduct a WhitePages search to identify rich contact data, which can be added to their address book with one touch. In addition, users can search for contact information for people and businesses, view menus or store hours, and get maps and driving directions. WhitePages Current - WhitePages Current provides rich call and text ID with real-time streaming social status updates from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as well as local information pertinent to the caller. The app incorporates a smart address book that updates in real-time with names, addresses and more information about all of a user's contacts, including newly identified calls and texts. In addition, users can block unwanted calls and texts with alerts that warn against potential scams. Mr. Number - The popular call blocking and spam identification app lets users easily block or report unwanted calls and texts, including those from telemarketers and spammers. The associated widget allows users to see their most recent blocked calls and texts with one touch.

"WhitePages has innovated using Fire phone's unique capabilities to offer customers a new kind of experience for people on the go," said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. "We're thrilled that WhitePages has created a series of apps for Fire phone. We think customers are going to love the experience." All of the apps are available today in the Amazon Appstore. To learn more about WhitePages, visit http://www.whitepages.com.

About WhitePagesWhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 50 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include WhitePages.com and 411.com, WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults and also provides them with the ability to edit and control their own listings. The company's suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 18 million active monthly mobile users.

Source: WhitePages

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