Do People Even Still Use Phone Books Any More?

@srhelmer (6934)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
May 25, 2016 1:56pm CST
We've had three of them delivered to my office in the past week, from different companies and I don't think we ever unwrapped the ones we received last year. In fact, I'm pretty sure those just ended up in the recycle bin. I honestly can't remember the last time I used one to look something up. Does anyone actually still open these books?
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@Asylum (46834)
• Manchester, England
25 May 16
I keep receiving them as well, but like most people I have no use for them. My telephone line is only ever used for Internet access and I even disconnected my telephone a long time ago, although it is still connected to my printer because it is fax capable. They must be aware that I have not made a telephone call from the landline for years, yet still keep sending me telephone books.
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@sharon6345 (106670)
• United States
25 May 16
They dropped them off in my building for the tenants. I come in an out and the stack does not move a bit. I use my computer and I am sure so many others use their phones.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 May 16
I don't really think they are too popular anymore. I have not used one in a very long time.
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@NJChicaa (28528)
• United States
25 May 16
When I had a macaw, I took them from everyone I knew and hung them in the parrot's cage for him to tear apart. People were thrilled to get rid of them.
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@JohnRoberts (39066)
• Los Angeles, California
25 May 16
I thought they stopped printing phone books. I haven't seen any delivered in years. They are a waste to print because no one uses them anymore.
@much2say (34688)
• United States
25 May 16
I just threw one out! I did look through it to see if there were any useful coupons, but nah, the search came out dry. If I really need anything, I can always do a search online - even on the phone!
@zarlamain (24164)
• United States
25 May 16
I don't use them. They drop off a new one now and then.