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The Demise of the Phone Book

Last updated 6 years ago

Callifornia regulators stop automatic delivery of the white pages. Are the Yellow Pages next? Obviously they are - directorial advertising or search corridor advertising become more and more a thing of the past.

San Francisco banned yellow pages directories due to environmental action points the sunny state is following through on.

Even YouTube shows a video on whnt.com news reel.

Verizon will still hand out the Yellow Pages as well as government white pages and business listings. But just cutting the residential listings will save about 1,870 tons of material, reports the Matter Network.

California isn't alone here. Other states are granting similar requests by phone companies, who don't like the books because they're unprofitable and generally advertising-free, USA Today reports. People can pretty much get the information they need on the Internet now.

Check out the following video of phone books just piling up and being routinely ignored by residents.

Some claim differently though ... phone companies?
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