Does anyone these days really use/need the BT Phone book any more?
It gets thinner every year and the print gets smaller and smaller. I did a bit of a straw poll yesterday amongst my Facebook people and they all said it is a waste of paper and most of them put it straight into the recycle bin.
These days most of us keep the numbers we need on our phones (mobile or landline) and other numbers we need are readily available on correspondence or online, and as most phone books now are only for our immediate surrounding areas are not much use. Then there are the hideously expensive 118 directory enquiry numbers who charge outrageous prices. Remember the outcry when BT started to charge for directory enquiries but at least that was a flat rate not by the minute like the 118 numbers. At least on Virgin their 118 service is FREE to customers.
So do we really need these books stuffed through our doors every so often or should BT cut their costs by scrapping them. Most of us can now access the Phone Book online, and its available on CD for large businesses if they need it.
I like the challenge of using telephone directories, and seeing if the tradespeople I dial actually are advertising for work. They either seem very busy, far to expensive, never turn up, or one of those companies that say they are local, but seem to have 'jobbers' in most areas of the country :O(