No More Phone Books?

Just in time for Earth Day, the California State Senate has voted on a measure that save millions of trees by cutting down on the production of phone books. In a 6-4 vote, the state Senate’s Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications has passed measure that would allow California’s millions of telephone subscribers to opt out of receiving annual telephone books. Phone number look-up on computers and Smart phones is making phone books obsolete and the waste from an environmental perspective is enormous. Supporters pointed out that 78 million phone directories are distributed across the state annually. These paper products duplicate electronic resources.

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Influx of Toll-free Phone Service Applications Expected

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

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