So like a lot of people, a phone book shows up in a plastic bag in my driveway. Seems like it happens a couple of times each year. For whatever reason this weekend I decided to open the bag. Yes, it is smaller than I remembered. It is also apparently very eco-friendly addition produced by Hibu .
Now, I am sure somebody keeps them and uses it a few times a year. My household does not, fortunately today is garbage day so it is now in the recycle bin. I did learn about www.yellowpagesoptout.com and have now opted out of the three available books. Now what?
Do you have Google? Then why would you need a phone book. I feel kind of the same way about Angies List . I firmly believe it is great to get recommendations but I prefer to get them from friends not strangers. Again, I can see why some people need this sort of service. Sort of a shame though, relying on an online forum rather than human beings you know. So like all things I take a look at the insurance side of things.
In the yellow pages there are 200+ insurance companies listed. Some are agents who take on numerous listings. Others are names I recognized that are no longer in business. I suppose I hope that they are not paying for these listings but some have full blow ads. This is sad to me but hey; do whatever works for you. I do wish I new who called them because of these ads, that would be much more interesting than the ad itself.
Bottom line, my phone book is my phone. If there is not a number in my personal listings then I search via Google or even Facebook. How about you?
Either way, just a thought.