Dear Yellow Pages… [PIC]

Can you remember the last time you used a phone book? I know I can’t!

[Via TechEblog]

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44 Responses to Dear Yellow Pages… [PIC]

  1. I use them for the local joints that don't have a web presence. Many of the best places to eat here in town don't have a website and don't list on teh google.

    Also, if I'm looking for a local mechanic, gardener, pest-control, etc. the yellowpages are the best resource.

    • Dude? The Yellow Pages has a WEBSITE with all this same stuff on it. Urdoingitwrong. Stop helping them waste trees.

  2. I use them for the local joints that don’t have a web presence. Many of the best places to eat here in town don’t have a website and don’t list on teh google.
    Also, if I’m looking for a local mechanic, gardener, pest-control, etc. the yellowpages are the best resource.

    • Dude? The Yellow Pages has a WEBSITE with all this same stuff on it. Urdoingitwrong. Stop helping them waste trees.

  3. I use them for the local joints that don’t have a web presence. Many of the best places to eat here in town don’t have a website and don’t list on teh google.
    Also, if I’m looking for a local mechanic, gardener, pest-control, etc. the yellowpages are the best resource.

  4. Phone books are a waste of resources and money. Local business can advertise online in local directories without the waste!

  5. Phone books are a waste of resources and money. Local business can advertise online in local directories without the waste!

  6. Like Mike, I have had to use it several times during power outage, to get it fixed again.

    Getting online to look up a number is hard without electricity ;)

    (Internet on phones and all that is too expensive, being a student and all)

  7. I use them all the time. I'm 23. Please stop being an arrogant prick who assumes that everybody else spends 22 hours a day online.

    • so you are at home, [where your phone book is] and you say, I wonder what the number is for _________. You really say, pass the yellow pages. Almost everyone else under 60 would say, "google it" Thats all. You dont have to be online 22 hours a day to know that it is a better quicker resource than the printed yellow pages.

  8. I use them all the time. I’m 23. Please stop being an arrogant prick who assumes that everybody else spends 22 hours a day online.

    • so you are at home, [where your phone book is] and you say, I wonder what the number is for _________. You really say, pass the yellow pages. Almost everyone else under 60 would say, “google it” Thats all. You dont have to be online 22 hours a day to know that it is a better quicker resource than the printed yellow pages.

    • so you are at home, [where your phone book is] and you say, I wonder what the number is for _________. You really say, pass the yellow pages. Almost everyone else under 60 would say, “google it” Thats all. You dont have to be online 22 hours a day to know that it is a better quicker resource than the printed yellow pages.

  9. I use them all the time. I’m 23. Please stop being an arrogant prick who assumes that everybody else spends 22 hours a day online.

  10. I used mine a little while ago to look up the phone number to the power company to report a power outage. No way to GET online.

  11. I used mine a little while ago to look up the phone number to the power company to report a power outage. No way to GET online.

  12. In Australia, for the proportion of the population that genuinely has no access or ability to see the yellow pages online, is it worth carpet-bombing the entire population with small paper bricks?

    I don't mind stupid people missing out (Cam, I'm looking at you) but seriously, how much do these things cost?

  13. In Australia, for the proportion of the population that genuinely has no access or ability to see the yellow pages online, is it worth carpet-bombing the entire population with small paper bricks?

    I don’t mind stupid people missing out (Cam, I’m looking at you) but seriously, how much do these things cost?

    • dunno how much they cos to make- its all paid for my the ads in it. Tey are free, and just show up on every homeowners doorstep.

  14. I used a yellow pages during the last hard storm last summer when both electricity, and cellphone towers went out and I had to call relatives' neighbors.

    BTW, I have an old rotary phone that also doesn't need electricity.

    As wasteful yellow pages might seem there are still times when technology in all of its glorious wonder fails completely in emergency situations.

  15. I used a yellow pages during the last hard storm last summer when both electricity, and cellphone towers went out and I had to call relatives’ neighbors.

    BTW, I have an old rotary phone that also doesn’t need electricity.

    As wasteful yellow pages might seem there are still times when technology in all of its glorious wonder fails completely in emergency situations.

    • umm…rotary phones use electricity. the power comes in over the phone lines, not on the normal electrical grid. thats why they still work when local power goes out. duh.

  16. Simple answer – let people *request* their phone book. Don't spam doorsteps with them, for them to end up in the trash bin the next day.

  17. Simple answer – let people *request* their phone book. Don’t spam doorsteps with them, for them to end up in the trash bin the next day.

  18. Simple answer – let people *request* their phone book. Don’t spam doorsteps with them, for them to end up in the trash bin the next day.

  19. Simple answer – let people *request* their phone book. Don’t spam doorsteps with them, for them to end up in the trash bin the next day.

  20. the day i get them, i throw them in our recycle bin. 3 reasons-
    1.-its quicker to find things online. also, if you didnt know- YELOWPAGES.COM
    2.-if i dont have internet on, my cell phone has internet, AND a #search search on it.
    3.-if i need the # in an "emergency", i'll pay the $ to call 411. phonebooks= useless.

    granted, if you dont have a cell phone OR internet, nor wanna spend the $1 to call 411, then let those people REQUEST one. altho, they will never do that, because soo many of us would stop taking them, the advertisers would stop paying for ads because they fear no ones looking at them, then the book would COST to buy.
    i say so what- let the 4 people who use them BUY it, and let them save the trees!

  21. I used a phone book not half an hour ago. Every time I try to look up someone’s phone number online they try to sell me their contact info. Phone books are cheaper, faster and vastly less annoying.

  22. I used a phone book not half an hour ago. Every time I try to look up someone's phone number online they try to sell me their contact info. Phone books are cheaper, faster and vastly less annoying.

  23. I will be honest here. I work for 411. Some that call us do not know how to "Google" anything. Some that call us do not know how to read or spell or articulate. Some that call us do not know how to save a phone number that they call, "millions of time for." We get blamed for not having all businesses or residences listed when it depends on the businesses and residences to list themselves publicly. Some that call us think they are entitled to know non-published information because they "paid" for the call. Prank calls are the least enlightening. Prank callers also fail to realize that when they call us we can trace their number.