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An end to the telephone directory?. Telenor no longer obligated to distribute directory. If you use the printed version of the telephone directory – the so called “Hvite Sider” – to find numbers, then this year could be your last opportunity. Yesterday The Ministry of Transport and Communications sent a letter to Telenor ASA, releasing them from having to distribute it from next year. According to aftenposten.no, the letter states that

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An end to the telephone directory?

Published on Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 at 00:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Telenor no longer obligated to distribute directory.

Phone and phone book
Phone and phone book
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If you use the printed version of the telephone directory – the so called “Hvite Sider” – to find numbers, then this year could be your last opportunity. Yesterday The Ministry of Transport and Communications sent a letter to Telenor ASA, releasing them from having to distribute it from next year.

According to aftenposten.no, the letter states that

“the most sensible solution will be not to demand that Telenor distributes the telephone directory from 2010 onwards.”

Neither Telenor’s decision

Although Telenor is responsible for its distribution, they outsource the printing of it to Eniro Norge AS.

“It’s up to Eniro whether or not they will print it” Elisabeth Evjen, one of Telenor’s heads of information, tells The Foreigner.

This version of the catalogue is not to be confused with the regional ones, called “Ditt Distrikt”, which Evjen says that Eniro will also have to make a decision about.

Nor Eniro’s decision

The matter doesn’t seem to be so straightforward, though.

“We shall go by what both the ministry and Telenor decide to do. If we assess what we think might happen from what is written in the letter, it’s probable that the catalogue will not be distributed next year” says Eniro’s communications director, Bård Hammervold.

He assures the public that all the information will still be available electronically, though.

Environmentally friendly

Friends of the Earth in Norway (Norges Naturvernforbund) have been campaigning actively to stop the catalogue’s distribution, according to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

“It’s very good news that the ministry has abolished the obligation to spread unnecessary paper rubbish round Norway”, Lars Haltbrekken, the organisation’s leader tells the agency.

Over 2,000,000 copies of this year’s catalogue have been printed.



Published on Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 at 00:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: eniro, telenor, telephone, directory, book, friends, of, the, earth, environment, norway.





  
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