June 11, 2011

Phonebooks passe?

Let your fingers do the walking!

Does it seem like you just got a new phonebook, then there's another one waiting for you in the driveway? It sure seems that way.

When was the last time you used one anyway? The same day that you called "Information" for a phone number? Thanks to the Internet, phonebooks seem like a relic from Father Knows Best days.
So stop the presses (literally). Stop the waste of paper, ink, and fuel to deliver them.

One of our local phonebooks makes opting out possible. If you don't want to receive the "Local Edge" directory, call 1-800-388-8255; enter "2" and ask to be removed from their list.

Verizon received permission from 11 of 12 states to cease automatic delivery of these bookstops. AT&T is also trying to give the folks in 14 states this option. Seattle passed an ordinance in November, 2010 to allow customers to opt out of delivery. San Francisco just jumped on that opt-out bandwagon too.

Check out http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/   to reduce those annoying arrivals in your driveway!