A Message to JHU Cell Phone Users from Johns Hopkins IT
During the past several weeks, you may have seen news
reports about a proposed wireless 411 directory service.
Such a directory service would list wireless phone numbers,
similar to the landline 411 directory service.
This will open the doors for telemarketers to call
your cellular phone number. Both Verizon Wireless and
Cingular have opposed this directory and will not be
providing Johns Hopkins' information for it. However, that
does not guarantee that your phone number can't be
identified through other sources and published.
The Federal Trade Commission has set up a do-not-call
list, which is called a cell phone registry. To be
included, you must call 888-382-1222 from the number you
wish to register or fill out at an online form at
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