The Problem With Phonebooks; Young and Old
The traditional version of the phonebook is dead. That's right. It died along with the pay phone. Why people ever used to steal these directory dinos from their tethered homes is beyond me. We don't even memorize some of our closest contacts telephone numbers any more. Maybe this isn't a good thing. Sometimes I think we rely too heavily on the tech of tomorrow. I mean, how would I order a pizza to a mile marker #417 with a dead phone, no wifi, and no computer?!?! Sometimes I think the whole country needs a digital detox to help shed this spoiled little toddler temperament.
The new online phonebooks don't always meet expectations. They are all filled with advertisements and pitfall pages. The annoyance is amplified when accessing these pages from a smartphone. An accidental click on an ad that looked like a gateway to information has now taken you to a crap page. Time to back track. This process, for me anyway, can take a bit longer on a cell phone.
We put up with this though. It is deemed a necessary evil. I suppose you could be content with this arrangement. Recap: hardcopy phonebooks- waste natural resources and become outdated immediately; traditional online phonebooks- loaded with ads, sponsors for their "free" service, and many do not include cell numbers.
Phonebooks.com has changed the game. Cell phone directory. FreeÂ searches. International capabilities. The site can keep you out of the leap frog game others play with links. It will give you freedom. It will give you peace of mind. But most of all, it will give you information.