118 800 draw the curtains on it all for a short while
It looks as though the waters have got a bit choppy for 118 800, the controversial mobile phone directory service. At the time of writing, they have suspended their service, possibly due to the deluge of mobile phone users who have been desperately scrambling to opt out of being listed on the 118 800 database.
To make matters worse, the Information Commissioner’s office wants a sit-down with Connectivity, the comapany behind the 118 800 service, to find out more about how they aim to protect consumers who want to opt-out.
There’s more info at the 118 800 homepage, and Raj Raithatha, the chief executive of Connectivity will be popping up on BBC2’s Working Lunch at 12.30pm today. Should be interesting….
EDIT: 118 800 are now communicating with the world via Twitter. Be nice to them.