Monday, August 25, 2008

Eliminate the waste of Yellow Pages and White Pages

I don't know about you but I can count on one hand minus a few fingers how many times I've used the Yellow Pages and White Pages in the last year. So when I saw this post on Lifehacker about eliminating the delivery of Yellow Pages I thought I would pass it on in case you don't happen to read Lifehacker. Also to save you a click here is the link to Yellowpagesgoesgreen.org site that Lifehacker brought to light. Then once on Yellowpagesgoesgreen click on Sign Up which lets you opt out of both the Yellow Pages and White Pages. My question is will this get rid of all the various versions of the Yellow and White Pages I receive these days. For instance I happen to live in SBC now AT&T territory but for some reason I just recently received a Verizon combo half Yellow half White pages directory and in the past various other phone companies have sent me their version of the Yellow Pages or White pages. Hopefully this opt out service will eliminate all of the paper directories the phone companies deliver, but only time will tell. Also please note Yellowpagesgoesgreen is currently only setup for US households and business even though numerous other countries have Yellow Pages and I'm sure various White Pages.

So now your looking for online directories here is a link to Yellow Pages and White Pages but even better in my opinion is Google's free directory assistance(411) service. Give it a try by calling 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411). Also at your option Google's 411 service will place the call to the business it finds for free.

So join the movement at home to eliminate the waste of paper the Yellow Pages and White Pages represent for many households these days. Also Yellowpagesgoesgreen is suppose to work at the office and then if you feel so inclined save your employer money by having your Telecom group redirect your companies 411 calls to Google's service. Believe me having seen first hand what the phone companies charge for 411 service this could win you some big points at the office.

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5 comments:

Rick Zwetsch said...

What the folks over at YellowPagesGoesGreen are doing is excellent and if you're tired of receiving white and yellow phone books that you don't need and you didn't ask for - sign up ASAP! More than likely that will not get you off the list as soon as you'd like. At least not yet!

Best bet is to call each of the directory publishers direct. I wrote a post about it here:

http://yousnoozeyoulose.com/2008/08/11/yellow-pages-love-em-or-hate-em/

Jay said...

Just wanted to let you know that that Google number only works for business listings, and therefore it only replaces the Yellow Pages.

If you want free business, government, and residential listings, 1-800-FREE411 is the way to go. We're replacing the Yellow Pages, White Pages, and those blue gov't pages near the front of the book.

(Oh yeah, we've got free driving directions, too.)

Best,
Jay
1-800-FREE411

Jim said...

Rick,

Thanks for the extra insight into the Yellow Pages business. It will be interesting to see what happens to the various Yellow Pages as people choose to opt out.

Jay,

Thanks for letting me know about 1-800-FREE411 I will give it a try.

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