As many of you may have heard, there is a new mobile phone directory being introduced shortly, called; '118 800'.
Many will welcome this, but others are concerned that their mobile number will now be available to anyone looking to use it, which could mean being swamped by unsolicited messages and calls.
It is extremely easy to unsubscribe, but it must be done before the begining of next week, to make sure that you are ex directory.
Removal has been recommended by the BBC;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/8091621.stm and you may wish to pass this on to friends, family and colleagues.
To remove your number from the directory, click on the link below. You will need your mobile number with you, as they will text you a code.
Click on; 'Ex Directory' on the top right hand side, and follow the straight forward instructions.
**Update** Looks like people are registering in droves. Shortly after posting this, the 118800 site posted a 'Service Suspended' notice, as follows:
"The 118 800 service for mobile phone connections is currently unavailable - from this website and by phone - whilst we undertake major developments to our 'Beta Service' to improve the experience for our customers. We'll be back as soon as possible with the new improved service.
All ex-directory requests made by people in our directory to date are being processed. There will be no need to resend these requests. And we will take further ex-directory requests when the service resumes. We will not be taking ex-directory requests by phone or text whilst the service is not operational.
Please do not call us on 118 800 for anything other than landline directory enquiry requests as you will be charged for the call.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused"
Coincidence? I doubt it. What's the odds the service will be restored 5 minutes before deadline, thereby preventing many people from registering as ex directory? Let's hope they prove me wrong, but I wont hold my breath.