How to Correct Misspelled Names in the Phone Book


Whether you're advertising a business in a phone book or just listing your name and telephone number, you want to make sure that your name is spelled correctly. If your name is misspelled, someone could have a difficult time trying to reach you. Fortunately, a simple phone call should resolve any problem regarding a misspelled name or wrong phone number.

Things You'll Need

  • Customer service phone number for the telephone company or directory
  • Phone

Dial the customer service phone number listed in the phone book. Yellow Pages: (800) 479-2977. Yellow Book: (800) YB-YELLOW. White Pages: (800) 336-1327.

Ask to speak to a residential agent.

Tell the residential agent that your name has been misspelled and you would like to have it fixed.

Give the agent the correct spelling of your name.

The correct spelling of your name will be put into the data base and corrected. The following phone directory will have the proper spelling.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Yellow Book, Yellow Pages and White Pages are available and offered to anyone no matter who your telephone service is through. If you need the number to your local Yellow Book, Yellow Pages or White Pages, call the customer service numbers provided above and they will transfer you to your local agents.

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