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118000 - how to get your number removed

Nad_84 Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I cut and paste this from an email i just received.

What's this about?

A new directory enquiries service, 118 800, has launched charging a shocking £1 per search for mobile numbers. This means if people want to contact you via it they can (they pay £1) it won't give out your number but will send a text to you with that persons details.

How to opt out of the service

If, like many people, you don't like the idea of anyone being put through to your mobile in this way, you can opt out.


Online for free. Alternatively remove your number from the list by entering your mobile number online. You will be texted a code which you'll need to enter online to confirm you're the owner of the phone. http://www.118800.co.uk/removeme/remove-me.html

Text at c.10p. You can text the letter 'E' to 118 800 from the mobile you don't want to be listed (standard network charges will apply).
What about kids' mobiles?

While the service's policy is not to hold data on anyone under the age of 18 if you've given your child a mobile registered in your name, outrageously the number can be accessed in the same way.

How did it get my number?

If you've ever ticked a form and given permission for companies to share your details, it's likely your number will be on the list. When you do this, these companies usually sell the lists on, which is how 118 800 got your number.

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
You watch, as soon as you txt to opt out you will receive more carp than you would have by being on the directory.
#2
Celticsun
You watch, as soon as you txt to opt out you will receive more carp than you would have by being on the directory.


+1 defo
#3
You don't need to text to opt out you can do it online......
#4
Joze;5516417
You don't need to text to opt out you can do it online......

But you still need to give them your number.
banned#5
harlzter
But you still need to give them your number.


How else would they know which number to remove?

Anyway how did they get the numbers in the first place?
#6
colinsunderland
How else would they know which number to remove?

Anyway how did they get the numbers in the first place?


I take it no one has read the post... They get your number by you filling in something somewhere at some point in your life and you forgot to ticket the no marketing box or as it is seen today you did tick the box but it says tick this box if you wish to receive marketing.

Anyway they have a lot of numbers and I thought it would be a good idea to show people how to remove it.

Simple

You don’t have to do it... but your number could be out there.

And yes of course you have to give them your number otherwise they will not know which one to remove
:thumbsup:
#7
if you go to moneysaving expert.com you will get a page that allows you to opt out or not plus all will be explained to you.
#8
cheers buddy
#9
I dont get this, surely you could avoid any charges by not using 118 000?
#10
Goonieman
I dont get this, surely you could avoid any charges by not using 118 000?


Well of course, if you dont call them they dont charge you.

What i am explaining is how you can makes sure your number is not on there, not how to save money
#11
Yeah but why should i care if my mobile numbers on their database? Everyone i want to have it has it. I really don't see the point of this at all?
#12
also they arnt giving your number out you will receive a free txt saying call so and so!! according to the bumph

so just ignore it!!
#13
They can have mine, I quite like the idea of some waster having to pay £1 to contact my mobile.... That's rarely switched on :lol:
#14
Removed.
Thanks :)
#15
is this spam??
#16
OP;

The number in the title is wrong mate.

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