~ what good is a wireless phone directory anyway? ~

If a 411 directory of wireless telephone numbers is every produced it’ll have to be before Senate bill 1350 goes into effect.

A provider of commercial mobile services, or any direct or indirect affiliate or agent of such a provider, may not publish, in printed, electronic, or other form, or sell or otherwise disseminate, the contents of any wireless directory assistance service database, or any portion or segment thereof unless…

Well, unless you beg to be invited.

…the mobile service provider obtains express prior authorization for
listing from such subscriber…

If anyone has ever been in a public bathroom and heard someone talking on their cell phone (do I need say, loudly?) you have to wonder just who are these wireless weenies who don’t want their privacy molested?

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