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Hide number from phone directories?


How can I make sure my cell phone # doesn't show up in any directory? I text people online but I don't want them being able to look up my name, private life, etc.

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Cellphone numbers aren't listed. No one will be able to find you by googling your phone number. That doesn't mean they can't find you/who you are by using your phone number and their own private sources.
Ahmad wrote:

Cellphone numbers aren't listed. No one will be able to find you by googling your phone number. ...

What sort of "own private sources"? What are some tips to protect my identity online? I still need to share a phone number for business.
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Ahmad wrote:

Cellphone numbers aren't listed. No one will be able to find you by googling your phone number. ...

You're seriously worrying way too much over something that's more than likely to NOT happen. Honestly, if you are that worried, do not give out your number to anyone and don't text anyone. Or get a separate phone and phone number from your personal one.
Ahmad wrote:

Cellphone numbers aren't listed. No one will be able to find you by googling your phone number. ...

I'm not sure how you can judge whether or not something like this is likely to happen or not. Honestly, that doesn't answer my question at all - grown ups sometimes have to give out their number and have to text people online for various reasons, getting a separate phone number isn't always an option.
Ahmad wrote:

Cellphone numbers aren't listed. No one will be able to find you by googling your phone number. ...

Ahmad !! Your part of the problem not the solution, as a victim of fraud and violent crime against me (survivor), less that people have access to ones personal information is best, TRUST ME " when I say that. Women, children,teen's, are great target's. If you must be condescending and non-productive then keep your thought's to yourself, you are ignorant to some fact's.

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