Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sick of Paper Phone Books?

Maybe you're one of the estimated three Americans who enjoys the sight of a new phone book having been dropped unceremoniously in your driveway, soggy from rainwater and filled with phone listings you'll never, ever check.

Just in case you're not enthusiastic about the phone books, here is an online thingy that claims to take you off the distribution list for the major telephone directories.

I can't really vouch for it beyond noting that I haven't received any new phone books in the fifteen minutes since I signed up. That's a start?

(H/T Eyeteeth)


Laura said...

Hey, that's amazing...I signed up about half an hour ago, and I haven't received any since then! Thanks for the online thingy!

Domestically Challenged said...

hmmmmm. While it is tempting to reduce my life of needless clutter, I think I will have to keep collecting the books. You just never know when you will need to do a giant Papier-mâché project!

Dale said...

Keep me posted, Laura. I'm holding steady at no new delivered phone books after several hours.

Good point, DC. Also, if they would make the paper a little softer, it could be an emergency supply of toilet paper.

I can also confirm they burn nice and hot in the fireplace.

Garetjax said...

I didn't want my phone books either and it just worked out that my membership with MyJunkTree also stops the delivery of phone books. With just a click of a button I was off of the list. I received an email confirming as much so we will see what happens when everyone else gets one in my neighborhood. I have my membership to Stop Junk Mail and the phone books were an added bonus.

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Anonymous said...

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