Mobile Phone Directory

Friday, 10 July 2009

⚠️ This is an old post

This post is old… It's probably been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the year. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or more likely, it was the wafflings of teenage me with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

118 800 are going to be starting a database of mobile phone numbers allowing people to phone them up and request anyone in their databases mobile phone number. They claim to have over 15 million phone numbers that they have managed to acquire by buying numbers off market research companies, online businesses and through companies that buy and sell lists of phone numbers.

The directory service say that privacy is paramount and they will never actually pass on numbers to people, rather connect the calls. The service will cost £1 per number.

The thing is, to me this just sounds like a further invasion of privacy… I don’t hand out my mobile phone number to people for a reason; I don’t want people to call me! I’d rather and text or an email any day. So for this company to start handing out mobile numbers to people who want to find my mobile number because a little worrying!

However never fear, you should be able to get your number off their database through their website: www.118800.co.uk

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