Mobile Phone Directory Anxiety

december 10, 2004

There has been an email that has been forwarded over the last week or two about how mobile phone numbers will be added to a directory service -- and how telemarketers will be able to get your number from the directory and start calling your mobile phone. It's just a bogus email according to a report from the Washington Post. The directory, which will be done by Qsent Inc. will be an opt-in directory for Sprint Corp., Cingular Wireless, AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Nextel Communications Inc., Alltel Corp. and T-Mobile. And the directory won't go into service until next fall (at the earliest). So stop freaking out and calling the do-not-call registry phone number with your mobile phone (although you could), the mobile phone privacy that you enjoy now is not over (yet).