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March 05, 2010 13:40 ET

kgb 542542 Text Answer Service and Its New Web Site, "kgb Answers," the Sources for All Oscars-Related Questions and Info

Text "OSCAR" to 542542 for a Free Oscar Fact From kgb

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) -  The Academy Awards are just days away, and the kgb 542542 text answer service and its newly launched Web site, kgbAnswers, http://answers.kgb.com, are just the ticket for answers to all your movie-related questions. From information and facts on the nominated actors, actresses, directors and films to questions about the red carpet or history of the Oscars, as well as general movie trivia, kgb is the "reel" deal.

In celebration of this year's Academy Awards and to introduce even more Americans to their text answer service, kgb is offering a free movie fact to anyone who texts the word "OSCAR" to 542542 between March 5-8. 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.

Users can also visit kgb Answers (http://answers.kgb.com) and check out for free the service's most-asked questions about the Oscars. Site visitors can search kgb's extensive database of millions of questions and answers at no charge. The most popular and interesting Oscar-related questions asked of kgb will be featured on the site, including (answers provided through the links below):

Why are there 10 Best Picture nominees this year and not 5?
http://answers.kgb.com/why-are-there-10-best-picture-nominees-this-year-and-not-5/3975296

How big are the Oscar statues that are on the stage?
http://answers.kgb.com/how-big-are-the-oscar-statues-that-are-on-the-stage/3975305

How many press members will be at the Academy Awards?
http://answers.kgb.com/how-many-press-members-will-be-at-the-academy-awards/3975308

Are the best music nominees not performing this year?
http://answers.kgb.com/are-the-best-music-nominees-not-performing-this-year/3975309

How many films were eligible for Best Picture this year?
http://answers.kgb.com/how-many-films-were-eligible-for-best-picture-this-year/3975310

How long did it take the accountants to count the votes?
 http://answers.kgb.com/how-long-did-it-take-the-accountants-to-count-the-votes/3975311

"Entertainment and movies are huge question categories for us," said Bruce Stewart, CEO of kgb Mobile and Digital, "and we have already started to see the spike in questions generated by buzz around the Academy Awards. This year, kgb can offer our customers more ways to enjoy cinema's biggest season -- we are providing users a fun introduction to our text service by offering Oscar facts to those who text the keyword 'OSCAR' to 542542 and then providing them a free answer. Further, users can search our entire database of movie questions online at kgbAnswers."

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 kgbAnswers.com, 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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