Pacific Bell, which serves the great majority of Orange County and California, has four Yellow Pages competitors in Orange County alone, not including alternative directories in foreign languages or for specialized interests like Christian-, gay- or ecology-friendly businesses.
The white pages persist, partly because the state requires phone companies to print and deliver them free to wherever your phone is located under the doctrine that a telephone is useless without telephone numbers. What began in New Haven, Conn. About a million of the Orange County white pages are printed and distributed each year, a huge undertaking but still a small part of the 35 million books containing 45 billion pages that Pacific Bell publishes each year.
Merced Color Press at Merced in the San Joaquin Valley devotes four huge presses to nothing but Pacific Bell directories and has them running three shifts a day all year. We have to assign a field manager with staff in an office down there.
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We do some hand delivery door-to-door, we advertise on the radio stations, we post at the colleges, at community centers, on bulletin boards at all kinds of organizations--anywhere we can. The result in a typical year is applicants, in a bumper year, We also have a few people who follow us from area to area and distribute for us. Routes are sized according to how many directories can be shoved into a standard-size sedan, but the distributors can have as many routes as they want, Weaver says. In the old, old days, you had to pay if you wanted a second copy of the directory.
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