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DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« on: July 10, 2009, 09:04:17 PM »

Maybe you have heard about this but early next week all UK mobiles will
> be on a directory which will mean that anyone will be able to access the
> numbers. It is easy to unsubscribe but it must be done before the
> beginning of next week to make sure that you are ex directory. We have
> all unsubscribed and you may want to suggest it to all your friends and
> family who have UK mobiles or they could be swamped by unsolicited
> messages and calls. Removal is recommended by the BBC - see link below.
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> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/8091621.stm
> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/8091621.stm>
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> Just done this myself. Double checked it wasn't a scam and it is
> actually on the BBC website recommending to do this.
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> 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)
>
> http://www.118800.co.uk <http://www.118800.co.uk/>
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> 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.

The web site is being worked on at the moment but should be up and running again sometime soon.
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 10:26:17 PM »

That smells very fishy indeed, "voluntarily give us your mobile number so we can remove it from the directory" yeh right pal, course I will
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 10:35:41 PM »

This went around work a while ago , does seem legit.
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 10:45:47 PM »

they won't be getting mine  <*<
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 11:27:55 PM »

That smells very fishy indeed, "voluntarily give us your mobile number so we can remove it from the directory" yeh right pal, course I will

Don't believe the BBC either eh, you reckon they are part of the scam then ? %)
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 11:51:53 PM »

I remember this on the news some time ago , and they gave out a number to text for opting out of the directory . i did it and sofar i have had no nusence calls since  , and i was getting about three a week , it was easy to deal with them just answer the phone and then put it to one side , they will give up eventually  O0 .
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 12:57:03 AM »

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Don't believe the BBC either eh, you reckon they are part of the scam then ?

Dont tell me you trust anything the BBC tells you  {-) {-) {-)

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i did it and sofar i have had no nusence calls since

I have never - ever had a nusance call on my mobile, why? because nobody gets my number unless I trust them
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 09:57:56 AM »



I have never - ever had a nusance call on my mobile, why? because nobody gets my number unless I trust them

Something along the lines of "Iceberg, what iceberg ?"
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 10:27:18 AM »



I have never - ever had a nusance call on my mobile, why? because nobody gets my number unless I trust them

Something along the lines of "Iceberg, what iceberg ?"
When the phone was bought, there was probably something to tie it to your identity.  This is the information being used to compile the directory.  If you dont tell whoever is in charge of this directory to miss you out, you are opted in. 
I signed up for the preference scheme on my landline several years ago when about eight out of ten calls were cold sales calls.  This has dropped to about one a month, and I know, when they turn up that they must be from dubious outfits, and can treat then as such.  Let the recording talk to itself, or if its a real person, ask them where they got my number from. Again and again,ignoring anything that is not the right answer.  After all, its their time and money.
This might not apply with a mobile - thinking of roaming charges where you get charged for receiving a call.
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 11:13:13 AM »


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Something along the lines of "Iceberg, what iceberg ?"

Ha ha, no. Want to give me your bank details so I can stop anyone nicking your money? honest guv', honest, it's all true, I read it on the interweb so that proves it  O0

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When the phone was bought, there was probably something to tie it to your identity. 


No, there wasn't, and for anyone who did give their personal details there are ways around it
Besides all that I enjoy abusing the occasional cold caller but I only get them on my landline  {-)
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 05:52:55 PM »

Richard

Does giving your mobile info on this one link cover all directories for ex directory ?
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 06:15:19 PM »

Richard

Does giving your mobile info on this one link cover all directories for ex directory ?
I believe its just the 118800 website thats doing it at the moment.
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Re: DO YOU WANT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES ?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 06:18:45 PM »

cheers mate
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009, 06:24:41 PM »

Hmm - 118800.co.uk . . . Service suspended when I looked - stopping people opting out perhaps?? Just a thought !

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