SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/31/13 -- WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of Mr. Number, a popular call blocking and spam identification Android app, further expanding WhitePages' mobile offerings and providing users with the most robust caller ID features on the market. The acquisition of Mr. Number, an award winning, top 20 communication app in the Google Play Store with over 7 million downloads, further builds on WhitePages' suite of mobile apps -- each focused on enabling more effective communications through local business and people search, call and text ID and blocking -- providing users with a breadth of options for fully managing their mobile communication. Mr. Number will remain a standalone mobile app and consumer site with potential synergies leveraged in future app development.
"Truly effective call management must provide consumers not only an understanding of who's on the other end of the line, but the ability to block spammers and unwanted callers and texters. Our users now have access to the best of both worlds," said Alex Algard, CEO of WhitePages. "We've watched Mr. Number develop their platform into the leading call blocking and spam identification offering on the market, continuing to address a growing consumer need to both identify and avoid unwanted calls and texts. Adding Mr. Number's spam detection and call blocking app into our product portfolio provides our collective users a full range of communication management options."
With the acquisition, WhitePages adds to its family of leading mobile apps -- including its popular Current Caller ID App -- offering a variety of tools to help more than 15 million monthly mobile users make more informed decisions about communication on the go. As mobile phone usage has grown more prevalent than landlines, consumers have opened themselves up to more unsolicited contact on their wireless devices, furthering the need for call management solutions. Current Caller ID identifies the vast majority of incoming calls or texts, and provides real time social networking updates for frequent contacts. WhitePages users will now also have access to the call blocking and spam identification features in Mr. Number allowing them to effectively filter unwanted calls or texts and block spam.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more information on WhitePages, or to download mobile apps including Current Caller ID for Android, please visit: www.whitepages.com/mobile.
WhitePages 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 15 million active monthly mobile users.
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