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Delete My Number

A feature which lets you remove your number from someone else's phone.
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Someone's got your number, but you don't want them to have it. Okay, so you shouldn't have given it to them in the first place right, but maybe you had a good reason at the time (you were dating, they were a work colleage at a place you've since left) but now you want them to stop calling you. Of course, you could block them but this doesn't stop them using your number from another phone.

What if there was a way to send a command code to their phone which deleted your number from their address book, quietly and discreetly.

This would require some fairly major overhauling of the way cell phone numbers operate, but it's conceivable that it could be coded into the firmware of new phones adopting the new system.

mecotterill, Feb 12 2009

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       I think the phone companies already have a service whereby you can block calls from a number.
FlyingToaster, Feb 12 2009
  

       It's no good, bunnywubs, I've written it down already.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 12 2009
  

       how about planting your number in someones phone, remotely?
loonquawl, Feb 13 2009
  

       Maybe there could be a service for people to break discretely into your house and carefully tippex over the relevant line in your address book.
nineteenthly, Feb 13 2009
  

       What happened to bobofthepast?
wagster, Feb 14 2009
  

       I wouldn't agree, [bobofthefuture]. As someone who has been stalked twice, if those people had known i was blocking their numbers, they would have seen it either as attention from me or as something [grayure] forced me to do, which would've made them more determined.
nineteenthly, Feb 14 2009
  
      
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