Do Telephones Books List Addresses for Individuals or Businesses?


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Different kinds of telephone books list addresses for individuals and businesses; for instance, White Pages lists individuals, and Yellow Pages lists businesses, as of 2015. One can also find general telephone books, which list both individuals and businesses.

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The purpose of a telephone directory, or telephone book, is to aid in finding the telephone number of a subscriber identified by his name and address. As of 2015, they do not include mobile phone and voice over IP listings. They often provide information on numbers used to access emergency services, utilities, hospitals and doctors.

Telephone directories are increasingly found on the Web, on sites such as 411.com and WhitePages. These online telephone directories provide telephone numbers of persons in the United States.

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