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mr_G
27-04-2006, 08:24:04
pleez call

Scabrous Birdseed
27-04-2006, 08:26:08
I can't believe there are no reverse-lookup phone books in the UK. I've googled all over for one.

Funko
27-04-2006, 08:32:41
No, can only find numbers by names or addresses, you can't find addresses by just knowing the numbers. Never have been able to. So you can't find someone's address if you just know their number. I guess it's a privacy thing.

Scabrous Birdseed
27-04-2006, 08:34:32
How is it a privacy thing? They're too lazy to add the functionality!

Gary
27-04-2006, 08:35:38
It's easy enough.

You get all the telephone directories from the UK, type them into a database, then re-sort on number.

Voila !

mr_G
27-04-2006, 08:36:37
nono the first telephone on line book in hollland accidentally had that function, they had to remove it for privacy reasons

Gary
27-04-2006, 08:37:01
It's a privacy thang because I don't want you tracking me down just because you got a number.

I have enough adoring fans, I have to fight may way though each morning, as it is.

Scabrous Birdseed
27-04-2006, 08:38:46
Since there already is such a database (two, in fact, at bt.com and 192.com), it would take them no time at all to add that functionality. I can see not being able to look up who lives in a certain house or on a certain street (which you can do, perversely, on 192.com) as a privacy protector, but not being able to look up who just called you if you don't recognise the number?

Funko
27-04-2006, 08:39:59
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
How is it a privacy thing? They're too lazy to add the functionality!

No, adding the functionality would be trivial. It's deliberately not there. So if I give you my number, in a club or something, you can't find out where I live except by phoning me and me telling you. That's a good thing I think.

You can't get information like that by calling any of the directory enquiries services either. They'll only give you a number based on a name and/or address not the other way around.

I didn't realise other countries let you do that.

Funko
27-04-2006, 08:43:35
And I can find out who lives in a house just by stealing their rubbish and rooting through it to find their names...

er...

:nervous:

Scabrous Birdseed
27-04-2006, 08:47:28
Originally posted by Funko
I didn't realise other countries let you do that.

They're required to by law - any content in non-classified public databases has to be avaliable to the public on request. You can get passport photos, tax return details etc. for anyone just as easily.

Funko
27-04-2006, 08:55:36
Really?! You can read someone elses tax returns?

So from a phone number you could find someones name, address, photos and tax return details? Must be a paradise for stalkers!

You can request information here under the freedom of information act, but I think you can only get information about yourself and each request costs about 10.

Ginfizwithatwist
27-04-2006, 10:06:45
the uk dialling code of 0114- is sheffield, the other one could be 090114- which is a cable and wireless prefix

Funko
27-04-2006, 10:13:11
Yeah, we knew it was sheffield. There is only one number though?

mr_G
27-04-2006, 10:15:25
pleez call

Tizzy
27-04-2006, 10:21:13
Line is engaged

shagnasty
27-04-2006, 10:27:06
thats because they are trying to call you.

alsieboo
27-04-2006, 13:18:42
It's always fucking engaged

mr_G
27-04-2006, 14:18:33
with whom?

alsieboo
27-04-2006, 15:11:16
If I knew I'd be a millionaire.

Darkstar
27-04-2006, 21:21:05
Alsie, that wouldn't be your number would it? That would at least explain it always being engaged when you call it. ;)

It's probably just a drug dealer, calling back a customer and got the number wrong. Don't worry about it.

Cruddy
27-04-2006, 21:55:36
WTF is mr_G doing in Sheffield?

Darkstar
27-04-2006, 21:57:02
He's getting calls from Sheffield.

alsieboo
27-04-2006, 23:48:20
Originally posted by Darkstar
Alsie, that wouldn't be your number would it? That would at least explain it always being engaged when you call it. ;)


omg, like duh, that totally explains it, I wondered why it looked familiar and I so totally live in Sheffield. Thats like right next to Reading, right?

Funko
28-04-2006, 08:17:51
Sheffield, near London.

JM^3
28-04-2006, 09:13:02
Maybe MrG met a cute Englisher who is trying to call him back?

JM

mr_G
28-04-2006, 09:18:38
NO, the only britts i met are the jolly CGers

JM^3
28-04-2006, 09:20:04
So?

JM

JM^3
28-04-2006, 09:20:26
I fail to see your point.

JM

mr_G
28-04-2006, 09:20:45
ok ok ok it could be drekkus o/c
just mindfokkin me

JM^3
28-04-2006, 09:23:56
your second bestest poem ever!

JM