White Pages are an endangered species

    Verizon got approval to stop delivering them in New Jersey. The company wants to phase them out in Philadelphia next.

    New Jersey regulators have given Verizon the green-light to stop publishing the White Pages telephone book. The Philadelphia directory is next on the hit list.

    Verizon Philadelphia is planning to request the discontinuation of the household distribution White Pages residential directory next year. Lee Gierczynski is a Verizon spokesman. He says you will be able to request a CD-ROM or printed copy, but it won’t be automatically delivered.

    “What that means We are really going to eliminate the White Pages listings from directories. Customers will still get a printed Yellow Pages directory and information pages and things that are included in the Yellow Pages directory but in the future we aren’t going to include White Pages listings in those directories.”

    Gierczynski says the increased usage of computer searches have prompted the change, coupled with the cost of printing and distributing the directory.

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