Verizon White Pages

Future of the Verizon White Pages, viewed from 2016


The Verizon White Pages have evolved in the past years and this is showing, especially in the online environment. A white pages address lookup has been made even easier by the addition of new ways to search for someone.


White pages in app stores

We already know the paper form of the white pages has been long gone since a few years now; thus creating a need for online versions of the white and yellow pages. The competition is heating up, and some big publications have started implementing their services right into smartphones.

Take for example the Whitepages application in the Google Play store. It has a rating of 4.3 and has already been installed between 1 and 5 million times. Those are approximately 5 million people that use their recyclable smartphones and not paper.


Landline landslides

Of course, not everything in the Verizon White Pages sector is blooming. Landlines are becoming things of the past. The cancellation of landline phone numbers is on a downhill in the average home, but it is also starting to see a decline in businesses also.

More and more companies prefer to use Skype for Business and plain old e-mail, thus replacing the need for the not-so-cheap telephone lines. Cost reduction is in the focus of many companies, even big corporations, so it is only natural that we see a shift to a more inexpensive and efficient ways to communicate.


Social media, the new marketplace

Recently, Facebook launched their version of eBay called Facebook Marketplace. Before, if you wanted to sell a product and especially a service, you would open the dusty phonebook and browse the yellow pages to get yourself an electrician or a new stove.

The experience on this new social media marketplace is aimed at being a social one, having the ease of a casual communication between buyers and sellers. By using features such as GPS location and build-in sell modules, the whole process of finding and buying a product is made much easier, same goes for the seller who can now shave a good lump of time off composing an add and offering additional information over the phone.


Future of the Verizon White Pages

The future is always uncertain when a product or service has been moved from being an offline resource to an online one. It can take many shapes and forms and it is very hard to predict the direction it is going towards, or if it even survives the journey. What is certain is that the yellow and white pages have not disappeared, but merely became something more easy to use, useful and eco-friendly.

General Verizon White Pages updates


The Verizon White Pages have been a part of everyone’s quest of having a reliable experience when finding friends or loved ones. After Verizon decided to discontinue the White Pages, many people have asked themselves how to find other people, regardless of the presence of a PC or a Internet Connection.

The option of delivering the physical telephone book is no longer available, thus older folk with little or no IT knowledge being abandoned from having access to vital information when they need it.


We have 2 camps that dispute this long-old problem. On one side there are the providers who are forced by environmentalist campaigns or laws to stop wasting so much paper on a resource that can be found online, and on the other side we have people who still believe that the Verizon White Pages, accessible anytime, regardless of IT factors, should still be available.

The telephone book has been present in everybody’s home, next to the landline phone. Statistics are showing a decrease in landline usage within the usual American family, thus the need for it has slowly gone away. Cellphones can memorize a lot of telephone numbers and smartphones can even find them online, so having a fixed phone in your house and a phone book has become redundant.

There are landline phones that offer the possibility of having a contact list, but usual landline consumers tend not to go with expensive models and stick with the basic and cheap landline their provider offers, thus leaving older family members without a real way of having a list of contacts.

Educating the older folk in regards of environmental disasters and how we can prevent them is the only way we can convince them that the Verizon White Pages should only be accessed online, rather than waste hundreds of tons of paper every year to print out a heavy book containing many phone numbers. The book would eventually become so heavy in a few years, due to the growth in population, that it would defeat it’s purpose by being heavy and hard to search for someone, given the amount of information that has been written into one single book.

We should look at 2016 as a year where we can take the Verizon White Pages to a new level and offer people the possibility to interact with other people using social media, where all the important and relevant information about a person can be found. Privacy settings might restrict information such as a Verizon phone number, but contacting directly through the respective website is still an available option.

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