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College Students Across the Country Earning Extra Money Working as 'Special Agents' for kgb's 542542 Text Answer Service

kgb is the answer for college kids looking for fun, convenient ways to make extra cash in today's tough economy

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- kgb is making the grade with college students looking to earn extra money in today's sluggish economy. That's because thousands of cash-strapped college kids around the country are working part-time as Special Agents for kgb's 542542 text answer service. It's no surprise that college kids from the east coast and the west coast and everywhere in between are enlisting as Special Agents because the work is fun and the hours are flexible so as to not interfere with their school work and extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, they're learning new information every day. From their computers, kgb Special Agents answer questions being asked of kgb, and receive money for each answer.

St. John's University student Fred Duran said: "What I like about being a Special Agent is that I can schedule shifts whenever I want and make a little extra money."

Erica Brunt, a student at Southern Connecticut State University, added: "Being a Special Agent is a great way for me to make the money I need and wouldn't have otherwise."

Tulane University student Ian Terry said: "I like the flexibility of the hours, as well as the fact that I learn interesting trivia while on the job."

Ashley Waddell, a student at Ozarks Technical Community College, said: "I enjoy being an agent because it gives me the freedom to make money when I have time to do it. I can set my own schedule and I have the ability to earn as much as I want, when I want it."

Eastern Michigan University grad student Laura Sigarto said: "I love the flexibility and the ability to make some money on my own time."

Here's how kgb works: if you have an question, send it via text message to 542542 (kgbkgb), the number for the kgb's text answer service, where a specially-trained kgb Special Agent is waiting to provide a quick, accurate answer.

"We've heard from numerous college students across the country who love their work as kgb Special Agents," said Bruce Stewart, CEO of Mobile and Digital at kgb. "For some, kgb is a fun alternative to other part-time work because they can do it from anywhere, whenever they feel like logging on to the computer. For others, there is an element of competition as kgb Special Agents compete with other agents to gain the most expertise in categories from sports to entertainment. We know that the common denominator, however, is often the fact that kgb Special Agents seem to really enjoy providing quick, accurate answers to our customers."

The process of becoming a kgb Special Agent starts with completion of the kgb Special Agent Challenge on the kgb website at Those who pass the challenge can begin specialized kgb training in methods of finding the best sources to answer the questions sent to kgb 542542, and after completion of training are ready to become full-fledged kgb Special Agents, capable of answering any question, any time in 106 characters.

The kgb 542542 text answer service combines the power of the company's best-in-class knowledge database and technology platform along with the judgment and skill of a specially-trained community of kgb Special Agents who provide quick, accurate responses to any question. Users receive real-time responses to questions any time, day or night, from any cell phone, for a cost of ninety-nine cents.

In January kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) following the success of kgb's similar "Ask Us Anything" premium text answer service in the United Kingdom.

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 fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector. kgb's European retail brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S. 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. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.


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