Got the new phone book today from Eircom (swithced to UPC earlier this year). Last year, we opted out of direct marketing calls, and our number was exdirectory.
But my landline number is in this years edition! I'm really annoyed, opted out of the phone book for good reasons. Anyone else had this issue? Obviously I'll be getting on to UPC to see what they say and make sure we are still on the opt out for marketing calls.
You switched provider, and it is your provider that puts you on or takes you off the registers. If you didn't tell UPC what your arrangement was, how are they to know? The NDD is opt out, as is the phone directory. You should have told them this when you signed up.
As Jor el says you have to contact your provider as they are responsible for passing on your info for the phone book.
That being said i moved to UTV in 2005 and notified them that i was ex-directory and opted out of the NDD, yet for 3 years i was listed in the phone book.
I emailed them on a number of occasions to complain and they never replied, neither did eircom, in the end i contacted Data protection who told me to email them again and say that i had been in contact with the data protection and was writing on their advice- got a reply back from UTV, apologising for the inconvenience and stating that my details would not be listed in the next edition of the phone book. They claimed that they investigated why my previous emails were not responded to and found that they had received them but they were marked as spam and so did not receive the attention of the admin team Eircom never replied!
This is a very common issue, however, I would like to help you in relation to this and to clear confusion:
Some of you may use the private caller id , this does not mean your excluded from the directory. The directory and private callerid is completely separate.
You must contact your Service provider or eircom to amend your directory listings.
If you choose to opt out of the directory listings phone book, and notify with confirmation from your provider, that should be it. You can get onto comreg if you run into trouble again.
I hope this helps.
That's UPCs fault, they should have a NDD list of customers and who are not to be there.
For your reference:
Eircom Phonebook Directory
The 01, 02 & 04 & 05 Area Eircom Phonebooks are now closed for publication. Changes to these directories cannot be accommodated.
06 & 07 Area Phonebooks will close for changes on
13th September 2011.Golden Pages Directory
01 Area & 02 Area Golden Pages
04 Area Golden Pages will close for changes on
August 26th 2011.
05 Area Golden Pages will close for changes on
September 1st 2011.
06 Area Golden Pages will close for changes on
September 19th 2011.
07 Area Golden Pages will close for changes on
September 26th 2011.
After these dates, changes to these directories cannot be accommodated
I don't use private caller id. When i got the phone installed i filled in the form with eircom and stated i wished to be ex-directory and that i was opting out of the NDD. When i moved to UTV i informed them of the same, unfortunately between UTV and eircom they managed to mess it up and my number was no longer listed as ex-directory, and despite my complaints it was published in the phone directory for 3 years before they sorted it out.