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News | 11/05/2003 5:00 am EST

Wireless directory assistance in the works by U.S. carriers
Some of the largest wireless operators in the United States have teamed up to develop a directory of wireless phone numbers. The goal of the project is to allow subscribers to call 411 and connect to other mobile subscribers. Although the service is welcomed by some and is a potential multi-billion dollar business, the carriers risk alienating their subscribers over privacy concerns. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association says that before the launch of such a service, safeguards would be put in place to ensure subscribers aren’t inundated with unwanted calls.

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