118800 mobile phone directory, opt out now if you want to be ex-directory
Published: 10 July 2009
By MoneyhighStreet Staff 27 Comments
Updated: 10 July 2009
The new 118800 mobile phone directory goes live next week with around 15 million of the UK’s mobile phone numbers listed – you can opt out now if you want to be ex-directory.
The new 118800 service will allow people to find the mobile phone numbers of anyone included within the database.
You basically give the details of who you want to contact.
If they find them then they will text them with your details.
You will be charged £1 if 118800 succeed.
The database currently has about 25% of mobile phone numbers in it, collated from the likes of market research companies and online business where people have ticked boxes to allow communication.
The inclusion of your mobile number in this database may not be what you want – if you don’t you can opt out and become ex-directory.
You can unsubscribe easily enough, either
- text ‘E’ to 118800 from the mobile phone you want to be made ex-directory or
- visit the 118800 website and click on the Ex-Directory tab at the top.
Your choice at the end of the day, stay ‘opted in’ or ‘opt out’.