Does anyone still use the phonebook?

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  1. SweetPoison

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    AT&T just delivered our "real' Yellow Pages phone book to our doorstep. I usually take ours to our office and slap it in the Resource Library.
     
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    My 22yr old son said, what's that?
     
  3. gentlefury

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    LOL, yeah its a joke now. Yellow pages has a website, an android and iPhone app as well! So even they know noone uses it! I don't understand why they waste the paper and distribute them unsolicited when only 10% of people even use them (spelled extremely old people!)...you should have to subscribe.
     
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    Probably the same people that write checks at the grocery store!

    My mother used to put the out-going white and yellow pages in the trunk of her car when the new ones came in. (Thank goodness she doesn't drive any more!). She said, "You never know when you might need it!" Well a couple of months ago my car broke down on the highway. I knew what towing company I wanted to call (you commit these things to memory when you have a 20 year old Corvette!), but I didn't remember the number. So I whip out my trusty BlackBerry, Google the name of the company, it brings up their "phone book" page, I scroll over their phone number and press Enter and it dials the number!

    Now I am not a "tree hugger", but it does seem like a waste to kill all those trees in this day and age. You should be able to opt-out.
     
  5. gentlefury

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    Oh man, check writers kill me! And you can always tell before they whip out the checkbook!

    Yes, smartphones being so prevalent and home pc's are the #1 reason why phone books are completely redundant and a waste of paper.
     
  6. Prasius

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    I don't think you even get them in the UK now.

    As you've mentioned it, they're talking about scrapping cheques *ahem* because no one uses them either. Practically no shops accept them anymore.
     
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    I still use the YellowPages but only when I'm at work because I can't use my iPhone or iPad.
     
  8. arshield

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    They go straight into the recycle bin.

    Clearly the printing costs are not that high if they keep printing them. At some point the advertisers will realize that no one uses them and will stop paying. I can't imagine they will be around in a decade.
     
  9. SweetPoison

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    Interesting!
     
  10. henry2

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    i used to use the old ones for driveing in the winter time for extras wieght in the trunk unit..
     

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