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March 17, 2010 15:15 ET

Got Game! kgb 542542 Text Answer Service and Its New Web Site, "kgb Answers" Are the Sources for All March Madness-Related Questions and Info

Text "HOOPS" to 542542 for a Free NCAA Tournament Fact From kgb

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  With the NCAA Tournament about to tip-off, kgb's 542542 text answer service, together with kgb's new Web site, kgb Answers,, are gearing up as college basketball fans everywhere flock to kgb for answers to all their March Madness-related questions. Questions abound on everything from basketball stats, background on the schools, players, and coaches to statistics, tournament history and ticket sales -- and kgb is on top of its game with all the answers. kgb's 542542 text answer service is powered by thousands of Special Agents who provide quick, accurate answers to any question at a cost of 99 cents per question.

In celebration of the NCAA Tournament and to introduce even more Americans to their text answer service, kgb is offering a free college hoops fact to anyone who texts the word "HOOPS" to 542542 between March 17-21.

kgb fans can also visit kgb Answers at and check out for free the service's most-asked March Madness and college hoops questions. Site visitors can search kgb's vast database of millions of questions and answers at no charge. kgb is featuring college basketball content to showcase the extensive variety of questions users ask the service -- and the top-quality answers that kgb Agents research in response. Among the most popular NCAA Tournament-related questions asked of kgb to date are (answers provided through the links below):

Which #1 seed has the toughest road to the Final Four in the men's NCAA Tournament?
Has any NCAA basketball coach led more than two schools to the Final Four?
Who has scored the most single tournament points in the women's NCAA basketball tourney?
Why is there a play-in game in the men's NCAA tournament?
Which team could potentially be a dark horse in the men's NCAA basketball tournament?
Has a Division I school ever won men's & women's NCAA basketball championships the same year?
Is Kentucky basketball player John Wall living up to the hype?
How many games in a row has the UConn women's basketball team won?

"We've established a reputation as a go-to resource for sports fans on their mobile phones to send a text when they want quick, accurate information. We expect to see a great deal of traffic around this year's NCAA Tournament," said Bruce Stewart, CEO of kgb Mobile and Digital. "Our kgb Special Agents are gearing up to provide all sorts of quick, precise answers needed around March Madness -- from historical trivia about the tournament, to current players and coaches, to how to find a last-minute hotel deal in Indianapolis -- we're prepping for all things related to college hoops."

About kgb
Kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector. kgb's European retail brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S.

kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and "Ask Us Anything" service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In 2009 kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) following the success of kgb's similar "Ask Us Anything" premium text answer service in the United Kingdom. Early in 2010, kgb extended the brand to the web with the launch of, a site where users can search the vast kgb database of questions and answers, or ask their own question directly to a kgb Agent. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.

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