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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another Slog Success Story

posted by on July 23 at 10:32 AM

Yesterday I posted instructions for getting Dex to remove the useless phone books they left on our porches. Writes commenter Daniel:

I called and told them I had 100 books in my lobby. They’re sending someone over to pick them up next week. Sweet!

Again, the information you need:

Dex: (877) 243-8339, wait for the auto-bot to finish a short spiel, then press “1.”

Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., CST. While you’re on the phone, tell them you’d like to permanently cancel phone book deliveries. They’ll take down your address and that, with the grace of God, will be the last call to Dex you’ll ever make.

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who the fuck is this autobot?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 23, 2008 11:11 AM

One can also visit and enter their information to request to be removed from phone book deliveries. They will contact the various book providers in your area. It's kind of like a do not call list for phone books.

I signed up a few months ago, and noticed this morning that the neighbors have phone books on their doorsteps, but I don't

Posted by sonoazure | July 23, 2008 11:20 AM

I use them to clean up the dog poo on the front yard, now that Seattle dog-walkers no longer get free plastic bags ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2008 12:16 PM

Just called Dex myself. It should be noted that they will only do a pickup for 15+ books at a site. They also will only cancel phone book deliveries for an individual, so if you want them cancelled for the entire building, everybody needs to call and cancel separately.

Posted by Audrey | July 23, 2008 1:36 PM

Couple of guys in my building just started down the hall towards the front door of my office.

"No, thank you!" I said as one of them opened it. "We don't need those."

He asked for one of my business cards so he can show proof of attempted delivery.

Stupid phone company...

Posted by Mickymse | July 23, 2008 2:07 PM

fools...what are you going to use for toilet paper after the upcoming Rapture?


Posted by michael strangeways | July 23, 2008 2:34 PM

Hey everybody! Will wants your phonebooks! Be sure to drop 'em off in his yard.

Posted by jess | July 23, 2008 2:37 PM

Any info on removing books from Verizon, Yellowbook, and anyone else dropping off these? I think Verizon will be coming out in September.

Posted by Tracy | July 23, 2008 2:47 PM

@7 - sure, my address is 543 E Pike Street.

Say Fnarf sent you.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2008 2:50 PM

Tracy - We at will contact all the publishers in North America with the "opt out" request that are signed up at our site.

Glad to read that Sonoazure is a happy customer!!

Posted by Philip Cantwell | July 24, 2008 12:03 PM

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