Gallery: Yellow Pages Finally Launches Phone Book Opt-Out Website

 
When previously researching the issues with paper phone books, I learned that managing the system is much more complicated than it would appear. For example, many companies hire contract companies to complete the delivery services, so the information for who has opted out may not get passed on. Also, if you live in a building with multiple units, you have probably seen large piles of books outside. Or you may see books outside a vacant building. This could be caused by a lack of resources on the delivery company's end - if they don't know detailed information about each residence the books may be distributed in the same way that takeout menus paper the block.

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