5 Things You Need to Know to Avoid Wasting Phone Books

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A phone book is a terrible thing to waste. Every year, millions of printed phone directories are distributed to residences and businesses across the country. Check out these frequently asked questions to see if you’ve got your phone book basics covered.

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1. Why do they still make phonebooks?

For many of us, using the internet as the tool to find local business information seems like a no-brainer. It’s easy, fast and we have a variety of ways to access it.

However, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has the same accessibility. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that about 19 million Americans don’t have access to broadband service, and even when it’s available, about 100 million people don’t subscribe to it.

Many of these people rely on phone books for their directory information, whether it’s because they’re in a rural area that offers limited internet access, a smaller community where businesses aren’t online or are perhaps less tech-reliant or prefer print, in general.