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#1 Noggie


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Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:05 PM

One of the things that people like about cell phones is its privacy. The numbers are not listed in a directory. You may want only a few people to have your cell number. Cell phones have limited annoyances, such as telemarketing calls. Such calls would be even more annoying on a cell phone because you would be paying for the talk time. Now, a company wants to sell your cell phone number online - your cell phone number is their 'product':

"...A Web site named Intelius has created a clearinghouse of cell phone numbers that can be purchased online for $15 each. Its source -- every business and company you've ever provided with your personal information."

link: Personal Cell Phone Numbers Are Only a Click Away

It doesn't matter if the number belongs to a minor. It can be sold. It doesn't matter if it your business number. It can be sold. It just doesn't matter - there is profit to be had for selling your cell phone privacy. And it is done without ever asking you.

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