Have you thrown away your phone book, yet?

United States
October 31, 2007 8:18pm CST
Do you still use the traditional paper phone book or the online phone book? Most times when I need to find someone's phone number, I check the phone book online. There are several to choose from and most provide way more detailed information than the traditional paper phone book. Sometimes I wish the phone company would save a few trees and stop sending me the new phone book every year. I really don't need it. As is, it's a real waste. And, that's a shame.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
1 Nov 07
We have our phone book in the car. That way in case we get stuck on the side of the road or something, we can find someone to call, since we live out in the middle of nowhere. :) The phone book is part of our emergency kit that we keep in both the car and the truck at all times.
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@AmbiePam (49102)
• United States
1 Nov 07
That's a great idea, I think I should do that. And if anyone really short ever wants to drive your car, they'll have a booster seat. ;)
@randy88 (685)
• Indonesia
1 Nov 07
I'm still using my phonebook until now, because I don't believe 100% my phonebook online, I'm afraid of the problem of the server, so , I'm still using that manual system
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
1 Nov 07
No i dont throw them away because there are some numbers wrote in there that i need and do not feel to print them over again,haha.I dont know really why but i never think to throw them out,i just stick them downstairs in the entertainment room,hehe. Peanutjar:)
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
1 Nov 07
hi there beautyqueen26 i agree with you i do have a recyleing bin i can put old phone books in recyleing bin i do agree they should save there trees one day there they wont have any more trees if it keeps happening thanks for this discussion
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
4 Jun 11
Hi. beautyqueen26. No, not really. I have thrown away my phone book when it started to wear out and became torn up. Now, I have a new phone book and I enjoy using this phone book too. I usually use the paper phone book to look up phone numbers of many people and businesses. I only use the online phone book when I am trying to find the current telephone number of someone that I have not seen in many years. I also try to locate a cell phone number that belongs to someone. So, I am usually trying to find out who a certain cell phone number belongs to.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Nov 07
I do not use paper phone book, instead I have a digital diary to keep the record of phone numbers and alternatively I store the phone numbers in my mobile too. I find a digital diary very convenient to use.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
2 Nov 07
I think that you are environment-minded like I am. I also think that it is better to check the phone book online, but anyhow to those who do not use computers, it would be inconvenient for them, dear beauty queen. I think that they will find a better way for this solution. Good day.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I use them from time to time when I need to find a technician to fix things around the house.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Where are you looking up someone's phone number online? Most of them have been taken off because people don't like their phone number on the internet. I know Verizon's People Pages was removed and I used to use that all the time. Now I am glad I didn't throw away my phone book. And, I had used one for a long time on my old desk - the wheel broke off when we moved so it kept it level. I do recycle my old ones so it's not as much of a waste.
• India
1 Nov 07
i dont use a phone book..i keep all my contacts onmy mobile itself....
1 Nov 07
I do still use the old paper phone book on occasion, but then again, I do recycle the old ones too. They are usually quite large and heavy books and, I agree, a waste of paper.
@AmbiePam (49102)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Surprisingly, I only have one phone book, LOL. But I do keep it and I have been able to get some pizza coupons from it, LOL. I normally just get online to look something up, but in case my computer ever messes up, it will be handy to have a paper phone book for me to use.
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 07
No, I still keep my phone book because it is important. Although I have all the phone numbers in my cellphone, but I still want to have a safer backup and the phone book is a good choice.