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Indicative
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Ex directory request

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Hi, is the only way to register for Ex-directory to phone, can’t believe there isn’t an on-line registration option for this. Particularly when the times when the line is open is not that great. Thanks.

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gg30340
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@Indicative wrote:

Hi, is the only way to register for Ex-directory to phone,


Yes.

How do I sign up to ex-directory services? | BT Help

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gspearson
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I've been ex-directory, no calls offered, for over 50 years and never found a problem.  How many people actually look up the number of a private individual in a directory?  Do directories still exist - we don't have any?

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David500
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Directories are online. Do a search for "uk telephone directory".

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gspearson
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I've not needed to do that!  Businesses, yes, their numbers are on line, but as most people seem to use mobile phones for which there are no directories, they seem a pointless tool to find private numbers.

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grahamm1
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I've been ex-directory with BT for decades, but recently found out that the on-line directories are different. They had my name, address and telephone number listed. Apparently they get your details from several sources, such as Electoral Roll and Companies House. I had to email several of them to ask for my details to be deleted. Just today found another on-line directory I'm listed on that I didn't even know existed.

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gspearson
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Yes, I'm listed on Companies House, OSCR and various statutory registers.  But I don't think you will get my telephone number very easily nor my date of birth.  Even so I do occasionally get one of "those" phone calls which I can answer with impunity knowing they don't know my number or who I am.

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Carlusha
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@grahamm1wrote:

Apparently they get your details from several sources, such as Electoral Roll 


Surely not your telephone number as well?

Have a gander at this :

Gov.UK Opting out of the OPEN REGISTER 

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grahamm1
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I have always opted out of the Open Register.

The on-line directories claim to gather information from a number of sources. I don't know for sure that they all had my telephone number but some claim to have it (you have to pay a fee to gain "credits" before you can see all the information they hold about you).

I found out about the on-line directories when a company phoned me. When I asked how they got my number they told me they used an on-line directory.

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