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Old 12-30-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Received a new set (2) of phone books in August. Then another set (2) in November (yellowbook vs the yellowpages). Now, right before Christmas, Verizon had their set up phonebooks delivered.

With the internet, GPS's, etc, why would so many phonebooks be getting made/delivered to each home?
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I want to know the answer to that question as well!!! Just got another one delivered yesterday!!

They're good for spare toilet paper I guess.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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I just got mine, too. Such a silly waste--and we checked one last year, and it had some very old info on us. We had moved and changed numbers about a year prior to the print date.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I put everyone of those books in the paper recycle bin at the school on the day they arrived. They need to stop making them. How many people use them anymore?
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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As long as they sale ads in them ;you'll continue to get them.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wish there was some way to stop them from being delivered. Honestly, I just toss them out...

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I keep the AT&T one at home, and put either the small AT&T one or the verizon in my car. SOmetimes, when you're out and about, they are handy to find "where is the closest XXX to me".
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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1-800-FREE-411. Works great, and it really is free.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Helotes
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I seem to stack them up in a cabinet and maybe pull one out once in a blue moon looking for a coupon. Other than that, I never use them.

But, people reading this comment here on a forum like this are computer savvy. The primary target of Yellow Pages/Books etc are people who don't use Google daily. You would be shocked, no, SHOCKED if you had an idea as to the revenue those publications make.

Recycle for sure, but they will continue to come until you can teach Gramma the ins and outs of Craigslist.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:17 PM
 
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1-800-FREE-411. Works great, and it really is free.
There is also 1-800-GOOG-411 (Google's free 411 service) and 1-800-555-TELL (Microsoft's free 411 service).

All large cities have many phone books. San Antonio is no different.
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