118 800 mobile phone directory crashed under extreme pressure
According to reports an article over on v3 has it that the controversial mobile phone directory service 118800.co.uk crashed when thousands of users jumped online to remove their mobile phone number from the website.
118 800 has only been live one month and now displays a holding page which states “service suspended while we make improvements.”
According to the newspaper the Telegraph, 118 800 obtained 16 million mobile phone numbers from online businesses and research firms, but apparently 118 800 does not hand out those numbers to those who pay for their service.
The web has been inundated with posts from unhappy users who cannot access the website to change their mobile number to ex-directory and have even called for Ofcom or the Information Commissioner’s Office to reappraise the fairness of the 118 800 service.