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July 10th, 2009
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text the letter 'E' to 118800
...to make your mobile ex-directory
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/8091621.stm

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From:bopeepsheep
Date:July 10th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
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I remain unconvinced. I'm not on a contract and don't have credit cards or similar, so the chances of my appearing on one of the sold databases are low. And if by any chance I am in it, I have the default option of refusing/ignoring contact. Actively giving them my number in the guise of opting out doesn't seem like an obvious thing to do.
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From:artela
Date:July 10th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
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Spot on. There is no way I am voluntarily giving them my number - if and when they show they have my number already, then I'll opt out. In the meantime I will assume they do not have it.
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From:g8bur
Date:July 10th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
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Likewise. Under no circumstances will I give them a number which they may not already/yet have acquired from elsewhere.

If I want someone to know any of my contact details, I will give them to that person, and in confidence. I take a very dim view of breaches of privacy or confidence, including unsolicited communications.
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From:blackberry44
Date:July 10th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
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Blimey Dave! I didn't even realise that there was a mobile directory.

I shan't bother because I'm not confident that giving my number to someone I don't know to prevent other people I don't know calling me is a bit surplus to requirements since I only give my mobile number to friends and people I want to contact me. Even those people will be very lucky to contact me because the phone is hardly ever switched on.
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 10th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
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It's new.
I'm doing it coz I've had unsolicited calls in the past so I think I'm on a List somewhere.
You may likely not need/want to.
From:mhoulden
Date:July 10th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Can't I text them 4Q instead?
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From:femsc
Date:July 11th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Chuckle.

I'll register, but only if it turns out that they've got my number in the first place. At the moment it's unlikely to be on any lists, but I'll do regular checks when the website's back up and running.

Thanks for the heads-up Dave - I hadn't known about this.
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