Does AT&T share YOUR information in public records?

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Which carriers made information public?

  1. Neither AT&T nor Verizon made the phone information public.

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  2. Only AT&T made the phone information public.

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  3. Only Verizon made the phone information public.

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  4. Both AT&T and Verizon made the phone information public.

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    50.0%
  1. Block, Feb 6, 2011
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  2. Gavernty macrumors 6502

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    I searched my number and a person I work with who has verizon, both came up with the option to find address
     
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  4. Gavernty macrumors 6502

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    neither displayed the name, they both said "wireless caller"
     
  5. Block, Feb 6, 2011
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  6. Gavernty macrumors 6502

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    ported over from verizon
     
  7. SLC Flyfishing, Feb 6, 2011
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    I looked up the number of my phone (AT&T) and a friend (Verizon).

    Neither offered the address. The info offered was exactly the same.

    Edit: mine was ported from Verizon to AT&T, my friend's was ported from AT&T to Verizon.

    Double edit: a t-mobile (ported from Verizon) number gave the name right away, but didn't offer an address. And another Verizon number (original VZW) offered address, relatives etc.
     
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    My wife's number on AT&T showed up, but my number on verizon doesn't list my name.
     
  9. Block, Feb 6, 2011
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  10. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Sprint -> Tmobile -> AT&T now ... my number has a match, but it shows two address which are not in the same city as me. Kinda freaky how you can get anyones name and address from just their number :p
     
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  12. wordoflife, Feb 6, 2011
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    The name didn't show up for either of my parent's AT&T number who ported from Sprint.
    It didn't show up for my AT&T number (which wasn't ported).
    It showed up for my friend on AT&T (not ported)
    Showed up and didn't show up for some friends on Sprint.
    Didn't show up for some friends on Verizon.
    Showed up for T-Mobile

    Not sure why it is like that.
     
  13. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    It's freaking disturbing that there's crap like this out there...
     
  14. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    Name did not show up for number ported T-Mobile -> VZW -> ATT.
     
  15. jmcarp83 macrumors newbie

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    Three of my numbers were ported from ATT (then Cingular) to Verizon and it doesn't display name. Just the option to search Intellius or whatever for who owns it.

    My number is originally a Verizon number and it shows the same thing as my other formerly (like 8 years) ATT phones.
     
  16. tophat1 macrumors member

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    I searched three verizon numbers and no name or address came up.

    I searched two AT&T numbers and the individuals names, but no addresses, came up for both
     
  17. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I believe that is one thing Verizon did that I actually thought was cool of them.

    At one point some one wanted to put out a plaid pages with people's cellphone numbers. Verizon refused to participate (AT&T/Cingular I think didn't have an issue with participating claiming that you opted in... which I was wondering "For how long until you have to opt out? And then how long til it's like the land lines where you pay extra to opt out?").
     
  18. kuebby, Feb 6, 2011
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    That's some bs, I can't believe that information is so easy to find.

    I checked for my whole family (3 ported from VZW to AT&T, one ported from Nextel to AT&T), and all 4 showed the correct city as well as the correct name.

    Is there anything I can do about this?
     
  19. Block, Feb 7, 2011
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  20. Roxerroneous macrumors newbie

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    My best guess is that they're pulling information from caller ID. The reason I say this is because I recently changed a name on my family account through AT&T's website and that name was used in the TNID database. If you're concerned about your information, I'd start by changing your name in your online account (or wait until someone else is able to chime in and verify my suspicions).
     
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    There is a link to have that website wipe you from their database.

    http://tnid.us/delete.php

    (might have to go to the original website than look around for that link after you type in your number.
     
  22. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Yeah there's a "remove" link on the results page. I tried it and it instantly removed me. You have to call a 1-800 number from the phone number you want deleted the enter a code the website gives you. Instantly removed me.
     
  23. Los macrumors regular

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    I too did the same thing a while back. I put my name in the caller ID since it would always say my mom's name since she's the account holder, I changed it to mine and I believe that's where it's pulling the info from. The estimate of where I could be is getting it from the area code, so that's not a surprise. You can do that with google nowadays as long as you know the area code. However, if it does manage to guess my exact address, then something is up.

    I currently can't check since I don't have any money. :p
     
  24. Block, Feb 7, 2011
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  25. joe buck macrumors newbie

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    more public info

    anireport.com

    callowl.com
    cidlookup.com
    numberguru.com
     

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