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Sen. Yee proposes 'opt-in' phone books

Original post made on Oct 30, 2009

Piles of unwanted phone books littered throughout the Bay Area and the state could soon be reduced under legislation proposed Thursday by state Sen. Leland Yee, whose district includes Portola Valley and Woodside.

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Posted by sally
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

I admit that I have not opened my white pages in more than 10 years. Every year, AT&T delivers a new one and I recycle the old one. I never read any of them. If AT&T gives a $5 discount to people who don't want the phone book, I bet half their customers sign up.

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Posted by Earle Jones
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm

This sounds like a great idea to save trees and energy. How about issuing the white pages every second year -- or every third year. I very seldom use them.

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Posted by Troy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm

If anyone has a suggestion on how to opt-out of receiving a phone book, please send it over. I tried to get through to AT&T to be removed from their phone book delivery list and it was a hassle. The phone book still showed up on my door step a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted by sasha
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Asking ATT for ANYTHING is a hassle! Hopefully this law will go through. I bet VERY few people will request a phonebook. Thanks to Sen. Leland Yee for trying to push this through. One more way to add to our "green" way of living.

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