Service Offers U.S. Consumers Free, Personalized
Directory Assistance and Category Search
1-800-Justdial announced today the launch of its free, personalized
directory assistance and category search services in the
United States. Consumers can now dial 1-800-Justdial (1-800-587-8342)
from anywhere in the country to obtain business listings and conduct category
"Increasingly, search is shifting to mobile," said Justdial Founder and CEO V
S S Mani. "Justdial is a free one-call solution for any local search need
consumers can think of. Callers get access to live, courteous and personalized
assistance, enabling them to find exactly what they need in less than one
minute. It also really eliminates the need for the billions of calls U.S.
consumers make each year to paid directory assistance."
Justdial operators are available 24 hours a day and always provide one ring
pickup service, enabling users to speak to a live person and obtain fast local
search results or recommendations for nearby restaurants, movies, events,
florists, plumbers, dentists, car rentals, or almost any other product or
service under the sun.
Justdial offers more than simple local business search, making it quick and
easy for people at home, at work, or on-the-go to receive information like
listings and local recommendations, or even nearby hotels in a certain price
range. Callers simply dial 1-800-Justdial (1-800-587-8342), reach a live
operator that picks up within one ring and state what listing or category of
product or service they are looking for by neighborhood, zip code or even
intersection. Justdial sends callers relevant listings via e-mail or text
message and also connects callers to the listing of their choice, all free of
charge. Users can register their phone number and address for maximum speed and
personalization when using Justdial, enabling the operator to recognize the user
and provide recommendations and listings near their home, work, or any other
registered address or location.
Justdial was founded in 1994 in India, where
last year the service handled 72 million calls. The company is backed by top
investors including Sequoia Capital, Tiger Venture and SAIF, which have invested
over $46 million to date.