Controversial new mobile phone directory service 118800.co.uk has crashed, after thousands of users flocked online to remove their numbers from the site, according to reports. Skip related content
The site, which launched last month, now displays holding page which reads service suspended while we make improvements.
The firm obtained up to 16 million mobile numbers from market research firms as well as online businesses who require customers to leave their contacts details, according to the Telegraph.
Although it doesnt hand out phone numbers to those who pay to use the service, it will connect a caller to the person they are looking for, leading some campaigners to complain it is an invasion of privacy, the report said.
However, UK data protection watchdog the Information Commissioners office has given a green light to the service, which includes a simple ex-directory opt out option on the website. Connectivity, the company behind the service, said it only bought customer information which was already in the public domain.
The above extract from Yahoo. Thought I'd post for folk who aren't aware their mobile number may be on a directory.