Friday, August 27, 2010

The Cell Phone Directory

Some of us have feared it for years, and some of the wireless carriers have tried to keep their customer list private. So how was able to add several million wireless phone numbers to their free online phone directory? Why Facebook, of course.

Did you unwittingly add your wireless number to the national phonebook? Posting it on social media ends any hopes for privacy. spokesman, Jonathan Hosier, said the company obtained the numbers from public sources, like the Internet and social media sites, as well as third-party sources that obtain cell phone numbers through property records and information submitted via contests and subscriptions.

Some of us want to be listed, but the rest of us don't want to foot the bill for a whole new round of telemarketing calls. This is one more reason to keep that wireline at need a phone you can ignore.

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