For many (I'd say most) of us, the only possible use for the Yellow Pages or the White Pages is as a temporary monitor stand. Sensis offers an option to cancel those deliveries, but whether that actually has any effect is another matter.
The Directory Select cancellation option has been around for quite a while (we wrote about it here back in 2010). As Alex points out over at Fat Duck Tech, signing up doesn't appear to make any difference:
I've just looked up the exact date I signed up to no longer receive the books. It was the 3rd of September 2010, and since that date, like clockwork… I've got them anyway . . . Sensis says its signup is good to cancel deliveries for three years. In that three years, I've got the full set, every time, despite complaints.
I've had similar experiences; I live in an apartment block, where books are normally delivered en masse to the front door, and as such I'm supposed to receive a postcard "confirming my decision to cancel". That's never happened. (The pile of directories rarely gets any smaller either.)
So I'm wondering: has anyone successfully managed to cancel these deliveries? Let us know your experience in the comments.
Sensis' Directory Select appears to be totally useless [Fat Duck Tech]