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CTIA Plans 411 for Wireless Numbers

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May 20, 2004, 12:31 PM   by (staff)

The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) recently revealed plans to build a directory of mobile phone numbers, accessible via 411 services. The opt-in list is targeted at professionals who use their mobile phone for business. Although privacy advocates are protesting, a CTIA spokesperson said the list will not be published or sold to third parties. Customers will not be listed without express consent, and there will be no charge to be unlisted. The service is expected to launch in early 2005. Of the major national carriers, only Verizon Wireless is not participating, instead suggesting that customers who want their wireless number to be listed should pay to be listed in Verizon's phone books.

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nitelifesc

May 20, 2004, 6:57 PM

WOW!

WOW What a great idea! NOT! How f*cking stupid! Mad
It really depends on who you believe. There is a whole lot of FUD going around about this right now. Everyone should definitely read the full article.

If you believe what the CTIA promises, (and I do,) this will be strictly opt-in. Basically, you w...
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