Survey shows 91 percent of respondents want a cellphone directory

Jun 14, 2012 14:10:00Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO


Survey shows 91 percent of respondents want a cellphone directory

It is no secret that more people are using their cellphones rather than their landlines, and as a result, there has been some talk about a cellphone directory.

A new survey conducted by CellphoneNumber.com polled 8,000 people and asked if there should be a cellphone directory - 91 percent responded in favor of the idea. There have been several attempts on making this happen, but they have each been squashed thus far. For instance, the big cellphone carriers announced their intention to develop a directory, but it was shut down a year later. Most recently, Phonebooks.com launched its own directory, as they feel it is bound to be a success.

"With the growing number of households using cellphones only, a cellular directory seems inevitable," said Aaron Rosenthal, president of Phonebooks.com.

However, many may be concerned by the prospective directory, as cellphone privacy has become a hot button issue. In the meantime, those who want to keep their personal phone number private can opt for an additional phone number - one can be handed out to friends and family while the other goes to co-workers, clients and acquaintances.