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Why are New Yorkers still receiving phonebooks? Here’s how to opt-out

Most New Yorkers prefer using Google over a physical phonebook. Despite this, many local residents received the familiar yellow phonebook this year.

The mass delivery of Yellow Pages have left many to wonder, why am I still receiving a phonebook when I no longer use it? The most likely answer is that you haven’t opted-out of directory delivery.


Head to this webpage to opt-out of receiving your physical copy of the Yellow Pages. To do so, you must create an account and follow a step-by-step process outlined by the website- Don’t worry, it will only take a few minutes, and your information will never be used for marketing or advertising.

It takes about 12 weeks for Yellow Pages publishers to process your opt-out request. There is also an FAQ on the same website that addresses the most common customer concerns.



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