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Why am I paying the phone company for an unpublished, unlisted number?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    For privacy, I thought. Yet, switchboard.com, which includes White Pages and Yellow Page among its search engines, turns up my name and address with a simple, free search.

    Do I have a beef with AT&T? I pay extra for what I thought was an unpublished, unlisted number. If that were true, how would that information be available unless AT&T (formerly BellSouth) shared it with someone?

    Or is this a danger of shopping online?
  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Here's my bosses solution ... she had her phone listed in another name. Now if people call for the fictional (male) person, she knows that they're telemarketers and cuts them off.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Great idea. Will your boss let me use her name?
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    I used to have mine unlisted so readers wouldn't call me at home. Then I figured why not save $70 a year and just tell them to fuck off if they called me at home to bitch. Nobody ever has.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member


    Your new telephone name is - Orel Commitment.
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