India-based 1-800-Justdial is going States-wide with a launch of its free, personalized directory assistance and category search services. To access the service, users simply dial 1-800-Justdial (1-800-587-8342) from anywhere in the country.
Here’s how Justdial works (from the press release):
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.
In other words, you can use Justdial to search for nearby restaurants, movies, events, florists, plumbers, dentists, car rentals, or almost “any other product or service under the sun.”
Justdial was founded in 1994, where last year it 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.