St. Paul, Minnesota (PressExposure) December 15, 2009 -- The new directory of phone numbers, aptly named Directory Of Phone Numbers, has begun listing the problem numbers based on user submissions -- and it's looking for more.
The grassroots directory service relies on users to submit those bothersome, unknown numbers. Users can search for annoying calls to see if they are telemarketers, calling services, charities or anything else. Once users find the number they seek, they can read the other users comments and see how they stopped the calls or who they are from.
Since the site is community driven, it depends on users sharing their comments through the simple comment system -- so the more comments, the more help. Site staff also searches to find especially problem prone numbers. These numbers come from telemarketers, debt collection agencies and auto dialing systems run amok.
Some of these numbers could be good though, they can also come from calling card systems, charities and other sources that people would want to answer, so it's essential to figure out where they are coming from.
If user comments don't provide any information, then people searching for a cell phone number can tap into the Directory of Phone Numbers reverse phone directory to find information from public records. Companies -- even telemarketing companies -- list their phone numbers in public records. Then users can come back to the directory and report on what they found.
Telemarketers and other annoying calls often change numbers so they can make more calls before people know the number. Directory of Phone Numbers was designed to keep these problem callers in check at a grassroots level.
Designers made sure the site was powered by a simple, stripped-down interface that makes it easy to navigate and fast to load. Once a number is found users can find its location and uncover a slew of information about who it belongs to.
Directory of Phone Numbers is also ad free -- unlike other directory Web sites filled with spam or pop up ads -- also making it easy on the eyes.