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October 05, 2010 13:48 ET

kgb 542542 Text Answer Service and Are Fielding Baseball Playoffs Questions From Fans Across the Country

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  The MLB Playoffs begin tomorrow as the Yankees, Rays, Twins, Rangers, Phillies, Reds, Giants and Braves vie for the World Series crown -- and kgb's 542542 text answer service and its Web site, kgb Answers,, are in full swing to answer questions about the baseball playoffs.

kgb's 542542 text answer service is powered by thousands of kgb Special Agents who provide quick, accurate answers to any question at a cost of 99 cents per question.

In addition to texting kgb for all your baseball playoffs questions, fans can also visit kgb Answers at and check out the service's most-asked baseball queries for free on the site's baseball category page Site visitors can search kgb's vast database of millions of questions and answers at no charge. kgb is featuring baseball-related content to showcase the extensive variety of questions users ask the service -- and the top-quality answers that kgb Agents research in response.

The most popular baseball playoffs questions asked of kgb to date include (answers provided through the links below):

What is Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee's record since he joined the team in early July?

How many years had it been since the Reds last made the playoffs?

How many times have the Phillies won the World Series?

Who is the closer for the Twins?

What is Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia's career postseason record?

When is the first game of the World Series?

How many years has Bobby Cox managed the Braves?

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 nineteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful brands in the telecommunications, customer care and enhanced information services sectors. kgb's European brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which are leading players in their respective markets.

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 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 Special Agent. kgb's customer care business operates in the U.S. and Europe and has over ten years of experience in providing call center support for many leading customer service and sales-oriented organizations across a variety of industry groups, including telecommunications, cable, utilities, government, and health care.

In 2010, kgb harnessed its database of hyper-local directory assistance information to launch, a coupon deal site that brings its members a daily discount on popular products and services. Also in 2010 in the U.S. and Europe, kgb launched, a people search engine that enables consumers to monitor their profile on the Web, set alerts, and manage their reputation online. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered hundreds of millions of questions.

MLB, and the name and nicknames designating the MLB teams and entities are all registered trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball and their use in this press release, in addition to the use of the names of various MLB players and managers, does not imply endorsement of kgb or of the service described in this press release.

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