Companies yank cord on residential ph...

Companies yank cord on residential phone books

There are 5 comments on the story from Nov 11, 2010, titled Companies yank cord on residential phone books. In it, reports that:

What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, a musty fixture of Americans' kitchen counters, refrigerator tops and junk drawers.

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Amery, WI

#2 Nov 12, 2010
I wonder how anybody can get anything out of phone books. We've been living with smaller is better in the world of electronics for years, but, unfortunately, it doesn't work with printed matter. Who can read the pages of any given phone book without some kind of aid, like a magnifying glass, or strong glasses? Evidently, the ones involved with printed media must think that everybody has either perfect vision or access to electronic resources. Think again.

Blairsville, PA

#3 Nov 14, 2010
I just throw the books away as soon as I get them so they are a waste. It's 2010 I get my numbers from the Internet.

United States

#4 Dec 15, 2010
I still use phone books, both residential and yellow pages. It's far easier and faster to look in the book than to fire up the computer, wait for it to load, go to the whitepages site, enter the information I want, and wait for it to find it... only to be told that the information I want costs money.

I don't have a hand held device like an i-phone and don't plan to get one, so the phone book is my go-to choice.

Dayton, PA

#5 Dec 20, 2010
There's a lot of things in the phonebook that you can't get or that the information is incorrect via the internet. True the print is small, but that is to save paper and the size of the book. It is up to the customer to weather or not to keep the book or throw it away. The white pages is a good place to find numbers, but they are not free. So it should be up to the PAYING customer as to receive or not a phonebook.

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 20, 2010
Doesn't bother me that they'll stop producing phone books one bit! They come too often, aren't used like they used to be, cost money to produce and take up space in landfills when people don't recycle them properly. The internet is easier, faster and more accurate for most folks these days. Got to go with the flow and get with the times people! It's almost 2011.

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