The new Directory of Mobile Phone numbers in the UK seems to be causing some concerns about privacy. The company Connectivity has so far ‘bought up’ around 16 million mobile phone numbers, 40% of the total, and hopes to eventually get hold of the vast majority.
We received the following email which may or may not be of use to anyone.
The Directory of Mobile Phone numbers goes live next week.
All numbers including those belonging to children will be open to cold calling and the general abuse that less scrupulous telesales people subject us too.
To remove your number go here. (you need your mobile phone with you to do this, they text you a code)
You can remove your number from this list, and tell all your friends – especially those with children who have mobile phones. I personally believe my mobile number is private and I should be able to chose who I give it to – none of us agreed to this when we signed our mobile phone contracts.
NOTE: I tried the site, which was reachable, but had the following message:
…the service is not available at this time due to essential maintenance. We´ll be back up and running again in no time.