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I find it odd that we received two sets of phone directories without asking for them

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Why do they even publish these phone books. Does anybody still use them for phone numbers? Isn’t everything practically Google-able now?
It’s a waste of paper, waste of space, time, energy, money, and most of all, a waste of paper.

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P.S. Did you know that it costs a ton of money to put an ad in these yellow pages? A friend of mine used to pay Php 20,000 a month to have a tiny ad in the phone book, before he found it useless.
When are these things going to be obsolete?

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I don’t own a smartphone, so sometimes when I need an address or a phone number, it’s easier to look up the phone directory than wait for my computer to start up, wait for the internet to connect, and go online for one little piece of information.

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RV Chua

I completely agree with you. There should be a way for people to tell phone companies that they don’t want their directories.

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I used last year’s DPC to call up acrobats. Several of the entries were dead (number not in use). I had better luck using the internet.

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i assume this yellow pages directory is from PLDT.?
its almost a year that this telco company didnt give us any single of that directory.
we always remind them to deliver it on our house but the year is coming to an end and i think that wont happen.
sayang lang binabayad namin.

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you can have ours. you want? tweet me

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Abi

i find the face on the cover creepy

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I’ve been a subscriber of Globelines for almost 2 years now. I only received their phone directory once. I later found out that they no longer give phone directories unless the subscriber asked for it.

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gus mako

It does seem like a waste, but unfortunately the vast majority of people in this country can’t really afford to have their own computer at home or internet connection. I do agree with Eina though, that for those who have no use for them should be able to opt out. It will help save a lot of trees. [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 11:45 AMIt is a huge waste of paper, energy and labor, I agree. But the Philippines is still very traditional when it comes to how certain things are done. I know there’s also the E-Yellow Pages, eyp.ph,… Read more »

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It is a huge waste of paper, energy and labor, I agree. But the Philippines is still very traditional when it comes to how certain things are done. I know there’s also the E-Yellow Pages, eyp.ph, if  I’m not mistaken. Sadly, I don’t know if they update that or if people even know about it because it’s useless too! The information is inaccurate, if not incorrect. Even if you have a smartphone that runs at gigahertz speed and displaying a lovely AMOLED 10 inches of screen real estate, walang silbi if you cannot get the information you need and want.… Read more »

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We used to receive those before but stopped some time 2006 I guess?
Yeah I agree. I rely mostly on google to search for numbers.
Go Facebook for Ads now! LOL. :p

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It’s useful for people who don’t use the internet, e.g. my aunts,  but there should be a way to opt out.

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Len

when i get them it goes straight to the recyling bin! i dont know who still uses  this but they need to stop wasting paper.

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