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Page last updated at 14:12 GMT, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 15:12 UK
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Mobile phone directory to launch
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A company will begin offering a directory service from next week that allows people to find the mobile phone numbers of people they don't know.
Run by 118800, it will cost £1 and use databases of numbers it said are freely available for purchase and in the public domain.
Anyone searching for a number can type the name and location of the person into the 118800 website.
Could a child’s mobile be in your directory? Our policy is not to include anyone in the directory who isn’t 18 years of age. However where a parent has given their mobile phone to a child to use, we are unable to identify this unless the parent informs us. To make sure your child cannot be contacted via our service, simply text the letter E to 118 800 from your child’s mobile phone or call us on 0800 138 6263. Please allow up to 4 weeks for this to take effect.
Originally posted by machinegun_go_go
From a professional basis - this is very worrying as potentially disgruntled students would be able to get mobile phone numbers of myself and colleagues.