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BellSouth white pages available online

Faculty, staff and students now can access BellSouth’s “The Real White Page” through the Georgia Tech Intranet. The new electronic directory is designed to replace the paper White Pages in large businesses all over the Southeast. Tech is the first university in the Southeast to offer the White Pages as part of its initiative to use technology that conserves and reduces paper waste.

Not all users have the capability to access the white pages, however; a specific application is required to view the listings, and the Macintosh version is still being developed.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has made the current versions of the application available on the Web. To download the free application, see and follow the instructions. For more information, see the White Page FAQ at If you have problems installing or running the client, call the BellSouth Helpdesk at 800-993-6041 or e-mail

The Real White Pages provides online access to all the Atlanta White Pages (including residential, business and government listings), as well as listings from other cities around the Southeast such as Orlando and Miami. The online White Pages are not yet a replacement for the current printed Yellow Pages. BellSouth’s online Real Yellow Pages can be visited at

BellSouth’s goal is to reduce the number of printed phone books Georgia Tech orders each year. According to BellSouth, Georgia Tech is the number one single consumer of printed directories in metro Atlanta. Tech and BellSouth hope the online directories will reduce the number of phone books Tech orders and recycles each year. Of the phone books currently delivered in Atlanta, only 21 percent are being recycled. The remaining phone books end up in local landfills.

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