The white pages of the phone book are predominantly used for residential listings. A subsection within the white pages is also reserved specifically for business listings.
The residential section contains information about anyone who has opted to be listed in the phone book, and listings are in alphabetical order. Typically, the information contained in the residential section includes names, addresses, zip codes and home phone numbers, if applicable. If a person does not wish to be listed, he can typically pay a small fee to be omitted. Within the business subsection, the same businesses that are typically listed in a yellow pages directory are listed here in alphabetical order, revealing the business name, address and zip code. This section also includes any businesses that have opted out of paying for advertising within the yellow pages.