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What is the Switchboard on Whitepages?

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Whitepages operates Switchboard.com as one of its online directory services, in addition to Whitepages.com. The site allows users to draw on Whitepages' database of over 200 million Americans' records and 15 million business listings, which come from telecommunications firms, property registrations and other public records.

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Individuals can use Switchboard to find people's and businesses' contact information using their names and geographical areas. The site offers reverse phone and address look-up services, allowing users to identify an owner or resident. Switchboard also provides businesses' hours and days of operations, descriptions and website links. Alternative directory services include 411.com, AnyWho.com and YellowPages.com. Whitepages also offers mobile app versions of its directories, along with Caller ID services and e-commerce fraud detection tools for businesses.

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