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~ fish4 goes live with mobile classified service ~

Job seekers, house hunters and prospective car buyers have finally been freed from spending so much time in front of their computers! This is thanks to fish4, the UK’s leading classified listings website which has made its advertisements available via mobile phone.

For the first time in the UK, as well as browsing the 42,700 vacancies listed on the fish4jobs site, people hunting for jobs can now apply for positions directly from their phone. Applicants can send their CV and a covering letter directly to employers as quickly as texting a friend, making it easier than ever before to find a new job.

fish4 estimates that the total application process via mobile can take as little as under five minutes. As such, jobseekers can apply for jobs during tea breaks, on their way home from work or even in the office without being caught by the boss!

House hunters looking for the latest properties via fish4homes amongst the 340,000 presently advertised, can use the fish4homes mobile service that allows detailed searches and access to high-quality property photographs. It also enables users to express interest in properties and instantly be put in direct contact with the estate agent. It is ideal for house hunters who are on the road as they can instantly gain concise information about properties in their area, helping them save valuable hunting time.

Visitors to the fish4cars mobile site can search the whole fish4 database, view full screen photographs of vehicles that take their fancy, and make contact with the seller directly via a phone call if they see their ‘dream motor’ on the site without having to return to their computer. There are presently 130,000 cars and bikes in the fish4 database.

According to Joe Slavin, CEO fish4, “fish4 strives to be as easy to use as possible for people hunting homes, jobs and cars. We’ve introduced the mobile service to allow home hunters, job seekers and car buyers to access the fish4 database wherever they are and find exactly what they are looking for as quickly as possible. It will also help them spend less time in the internet café, if they don’t have a home internet connection!

“It’s frustrating to miss out on your dream property, or job because you can’t get to your computer in time. fish4 mobile allows people to search wherever they are and make sure they aren’t left behind when it comes to wonderful opportunities.”

The new service also aims to provide an increased service to homes, jobs and cars advertisers on fish4 by giving consumers an extra channel by which their adverts can be accessed. This will ultimately help to increase views of home, jobs and cars adverts placed on fish4 by clients as well as furthering the reach of the fish4 brand.

The fish4 mobile service has been designed to offer the same core functions as the fish4.co.uk website and can be accessed by visiting http://mobile.fish4.co.uk on your mobile handset. The fish4 website has been modified for mobile access to ensure downloads are as quick as possible. The site can be accessed via XHTML or Opera Mini browsers, which are used by the majority of UK mobiles.

For more information, please contact the fish4 team on 0207 684 6969 or fish4@cowpr.com. Alternatively contact Katie Siegel at fish4 on 0208 600 6998 or Katie.siegel@fish4.co.uk

Notes to editors:

About fish4.co.uk

fish4 is the UK’s largest classified website for jobs, homes and cars with over 3.96 million unique users per month*.
The company was started in 1999 and is run by three of the biggest regional press groups: Newsquest Media Group, Trinity Mirror and Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers. Collectively they account for over 60% of the UK’s regional press.

fish4 advertises in 500 regional newspapers and distributes its classified search facility on over 220 regional websites. For more information visit: www.fish4.co.uk
* Source: ABCe (Jobs) HBX (Homes/Cars) October 2006

About fish4jobs

fish4jobs is the UK’s most popular recruitment website with over 2.8 million Unique Users per month*. The site features over 80,000 new jobs every month across a wide range of sectors from retail to banking.

With a user base spread evenly across the UK, fish4jobs’ blue-chip client base includes the biggest high-street recruitment consultants: Adecco, Hays and Kelly, and direct recruiters including: RBS, Threshers, T-Mobile and Powergen.

For more information visit: www.fish4jobs.co.uk

* ABC ELECTRONIC Audit/The National Online Recruitment Audience Survey 2007

About fish4 cars

fish4cars is one of the UK’s fastest growing used car sales websites with over 460,000 unique users and 2.7 million car searches every month. In 2006 more than 800 new dealers signed up to the fish4cars network pushing the total number of advertising dealers to more than 3,000 displaying 120,000 vehicles.

The site features partnerships with leading car dealers and manufacturers including: Network Q, Reg Vardy, Arnold Clark, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford. The site also includes bikes, vans & trucks, boats and caravans as well as information on loans, car insurance and vehicle checks.

About fish4homes:

fish4homes has a wide selection of properties for sale throughout Britain and is updated daily. Our extensive new developments database can help you find a brand new home in your area. The specialist lettings area also allows users to search for properties to rent. Among its additional services fish4homes holds a directory of estate agents, information on mortgages and conveyancing, provides neighbourhood reports, and offers a range of general advice and information on buying and selling your home.

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