Thursday, 9 July 2009

Company Holding YOUR Mobile Phone Number!

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 to make sure that you are ex-directory.

Friends and family who have UK mobiles could receive unsolicited messages and calls.
Children with mobiles could be particularly vulnerable, even though the service claims to have no children on heir database.
Removal is recommended by the BBC...
To remove your number please go here...
You need your mobile phone with you to do this, as they text you a code.
The front page of 118800 website tries to put you off unsubscribing, but if you go to the site home page you can follow the instructions there on becoming ex-directory.

Having had received this email from a friend this morning, I have had a couple of thoughts...

1. If they don't have your mobile number in the first place, when you unsubscribe, they will certainly have it then. If you read the text it certainly does not say "remove me", it says "make my phone number ex directory"

2. Isn't the proper tool for unsubscribing for unsolicited phone calls/emails etc.... run by the Information Commission and called "The Telephone Preference Service"?

I'll leave it to your good judgement to decide what to do. If you have any information on the company, please leave a comment here for others.

Thanks :)


  1. sir hubert knobjockey9 July 2009 at 18:30

    Isn't that chappie the Queen over there?

  2. Point 1, exactly, self-generated database of naysayers, misfits and degenerates for Mandelson and his Nu Securitate to toy with.

    I don't respond to 'number witheld ' callers so I'll just take the call and place my 'phone next to to the radio which should run them up a nice bill.

  3. Their site was reported to have crashed over the weekend under the weight of people trying to get unlisted.