Where Can You Obtain a Free Cellphone Directory?


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Free cellphone directories do not exist in the United States. The FCC states that while wireless carriers have plans to create a paid cellphone number database, this service does not exist as of April 2015.

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State laws on cell phone directories vary. In states such as Washington and Georgia, listing a cellphone number in any directory is illegal without its owner's consent. This includes reverse-number databases that charge a fee, such as the plan proposed by wireless carriers.

Even in states where cellphone directories are legal, cellphone calls fall under stricter regulations than landline phone calls. It is illegal under federal law to call any cellphone with a pre-recorded message or using an automated dialer without express consent, even if the caller legally obtained the number under state laws.

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