How Do You Get Your Name Off White Pages - Homesteading Today
Homesteading Today

Go Back   Homesteading Today > General Homesteading Forums > Countryside Families

Countryside Families Melissa's Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 09/19/10, 10:01 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: north central Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,576
How Do You Get Your Name Off White Pages

Get a little annoyed when you name and address comes up on the white pages. We have an unlisted phone number but our address can still be found. I know...nothing is private..

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09/19/10, 10:07 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,210
Is it totally unlisted? Has it ever been a listed number in your name?

Our phone book has a couple of options as far as unlisted numbers. You can have your number unlisted in the phone book private (phone not listed in phone book or from operator). When we had it listed as private, I never saw it online.
__________________
Moms don't look at things like normal people.
-----DD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09/19/10, 10:41 PM
MO_cows's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: W Mo
Posts: 7,229

We don't even have an unlisted number. Here in Missouri we have the no-call list for telemarketers so they can't pester us to death. By being listed, old friends or distant family might be able to locate us that wouldn't otherwise. And we have a small business from home with our cattle so all things considered it makes the most sense for us to be easy to find.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09/19/10, 11:02 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northeastern Oklahoma
Posts: 4,708

Are you talking about the internet white pages? I also pay extra to have my number unlisted, but every once in a while it shows up on White Pages again. You can request to have it removed, which I do, but then a year or two later it's back again. It has always been an unlisted number. Irks me to death! Here are the directions for removal from the internet White Pages. Good luck!

How can I remove my listing information from WhitePages? Easy. To remove a home or work listing, just follow these three steps:

1. Search WhitePages for the listing you want to remove.

2. If your search includes multiple results, find and click on your name.

3. On the Details page, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Look for the link that says, "Remove this listing." Click the link and follow the instructions to remove your listing.

__________________

callie

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09/20/10, 05:44 AM
Gary in ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,742

You can ask the online white pages to remove it but there are hundred of similar pages. Type you phone number into a google search engine and see how many times it pops up.

An old trick instead of paying the unlisting fee is just use a false name on the listing.

__________________

Gary in Central Ohio

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09/20/10, 11:19 PM
deb deb is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: WI
Posts: 1,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helena View Post
Get a little annoyed when you name and address comes up on the white pages. We have an unlisted phone number but our address can still be found. I know...nothing is private..
Depending on your telephone company they may have 2 kinds of listings... 1 us listed in the white pages of the phone book (published) or listed in the 411 (information) directory listings.

Tell your phone company that you don't want a published listing in the phone book or a listing in the information (411) directory.

As for internet phone number listings. At one point there was one company that bought all the published phone listing information and resold it to other companies that used it on their website search engines. If your phone number was published then made unpublished it will take years to disappear from the Internet.

Most Internet directories have a way for you to request your name & number be removed, but you may have to look hard for it. The instructions might be under "contact us", help or privacy.

For example: www.whitepages.com has the instructions on how to remove your listing under privacy.
Quote:
How can I remove my listing information from WhitePages?

Easy. To remove a home or work listing, just follow these three steps:
  1. Search WhitePages for the listing you want to remove.
  2. If your search includes multiple results, find and click on your name.
  3. On the Details page, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Look for the link that says, "Remove this listing." Click the link and follow the instructions to remove your listing.
Following this process will remove published listing information (e.g. name, address and phone number) from WhitePages. Removing your published listing information will not remove information displayed through advertisements or other pages where non-listing information is displayed. For example, when doing a reverse phone search, we will return the city, state and phone "type" if full listing information is not available. On our "Names Popularity" pages we provide general information about names. No personally identifiable listing information is displayed in these cases and this information cannot be removed.
www.whitepages.com also lists other sites you will want to visit to remove your phone number:
Quote:
To understand the availability and use of listing information, here's a list of several websites that publish or sell listing information in some form.

Addresses.com
AnyWho.com
Classmates.com
Dexknows.com
Facebook.com
Intelius
MySpace
PeopleFinders.com
PIPL.com
PublicRecordsNow.com
MyLife.com
Spock.com
Switchboard.com
USA People-Search
US Search
Yahoo! People Search
Wink.com
ZabaSearch
It does take some time to remove yourself, but it isn't impossible.

Hope this helps
Deb
in wi
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.