Phone Companies Hanging Up on White Pages
If you need a phone number, where do you go to find it?
If you answered "the White Pages," you're in the rapidly shrinking minority.
Telephone companies are getting permission to stop mass-printing residential phone books. So far, Verizon has stopped production in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Telephone companies argue that most people would rather jump online rather than flip through a giant phone book to get a number.
"Anybody who doesn't have access to some kind of online way to look things up now is probably too old to be able to read the print
The extinction of the phone book will also help the environment, as companies will use less paper and ink.
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