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Cell phone numbers may go public

May 23, 2004

Albany -- Cell phone users beware-- telemarketers could soon be calling your phone number. According an Atlanta Journal Constitution article the cellular telecommunications and Internet Association is working to compile a national database of cell phone users.

The directory expected to be complete by next year will include 75% of the nations cell phone numbers. A move that leaves cell users worried about who'll be calling.

"It's annoying ,if you have something going on, say you have a bible study going on and you get a call and it's a telemarketers it's just awful," says cell phone user Jacquelyn Harris.

Not all cell companies plan to participate in the database. Some companies will give customers the option not to have their numbers listed.

posted at 6:25PM by scott.hunter@walb.com