The white pages list people’s names and phone numbers in alphabetical order by surname, while the yellow pages have categories ranging from doctors and pharmacies to craftsmen. Local phone books, yellow pages and the area code book can also be found in phone booths and post offices.
If you do not have a telephone directory or you need to find a number in a different area, you can call Directory Enquiries. For local directory inquires, dial 411. If you need assistance for other areas dial 1 plus the three-digit area code of the place you want to call, followed by 555-1212. Note that this call will be charged as a long-distance call.
You can contact the international operator by dialing 00 if you need to find an international number. Be aware that international directory assistance can be very expensive.
Important phone numbers
911 – Police, Fire and Ambulance emergencies
411 - Local Directory Enquiries
1 + area code + 555-1212 - National Directory Enquiries
0 – Local operator assistance
00 – International operator assistance