Tired of getting phone books? Now easier to opt out

Tired of getting phone books? Now easier to opt out

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Tired of getting phone books? Now easier to opt out

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 20 at 5:31 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An agreement between a group of lawmakers and publishers of yellow pages directories will make it easier to let people know they can opt out of receiving the phone books.

Democratic Reps. Reuven Carlyle of Seattle, Marko Liias of Edmonds, and Joe Fitzgibbon of Burien announced the agreement Monday. They say the state's largest directory publishers will direct consumers to an already-existing website where they can opt out of receiving the yellow pages.

The free service is offered through www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. Berry, Dex, SuperMedia, and YellowBook, will put the website on the top right corner of their published directories, notifying users of their ability to opt out, Carlyle says.

The lawmakers hope to next address an opt-out option for white pages directories as well.

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