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March 17, 2009

goog-411 disingenuous about caller ANI – caller id blocking fruitless

Filed under: CIO,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 6:22 am
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google free 411 disingenuous about caller ANI

using star codes to block caller id will NOT prevent an ANI enabled line from fetching your information.

http://mobile.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=76433&topic=14471

If you choose to connect to a business through the GOOG-411 service, your caller ID information will become visible to that business. We do not share your information with anyone except in the limited circumstances as outlined in our [alleged] privacy policy.

To avoid having any information associated with your phone number in the future, just block your caller ID before you call. With many phone services, you can do this by dialing *67 before the phone number. In most cases, you can also block your number through the menus on your mobile phone. For specific details on how to block your caller ID, contact your service provider. [be sure not to ask them about ‘Automatic Number Identification’]

“we won’t harvest your caller-id using ANI, honest, even if you block it, cuz we can’t see it then, but we’ll be able to pass it onto the next party”

google: powered by hippies with new money

more amusing: goog-411 sucks in comparison to microsoft’s offering: 800-2255-411 (800-CALL-411)

try it: http://gizmocall.com/18002255411 or with one of these SIP URI

sip:18002255411@tf.voipmich.com
sip: 18002255411@carriers.us
sip: 18002255411@sip.tollfreegateway.com
sip: 18002255411@tollfree.sip-happens.com
sip:18002255411@tollfreetollfree.com

other free toll free termincation providers

don’t like gizmo/skype?  FlaPhone.com is a pure flash (to you) SIP client

worship at the google altar? dial away otherwise use the SIP URI for goog to try it without being tracked and catalogged.

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