Do We Need The White Pages Anymore?

It could be the end of the line for your favorite doorstop: Verizon, the dominant phone company in New York, is asking to stop automatic delivery of the residential White Pages to doorsteps across the state later this year.

Verizon estimates they’ll save nearly 5,000 tons of paper, reports the New York Times, as only around one in nine households even use the hard-copy phone listings anymore.

And really, when’s the last time you looked up a friend’s phone number in the White Pages? Actually, do you even know anyone with a land line you’d need to call?

Which begs the question…


Verizon Asks to End White Pages for All in N.Y. [New York Times]