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(of telephone numbers) not listed in the telephone directory

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Claire's partner Chris Hayes, 44, of Caerau, Cardiff, said: "The number was ex-directory and we wanted it to stay that way.
When we asked if there was any reason Wilkie wouldn't speak with the Sunday Mail directly, Santoni replied: "Well, you phoned his home ex-directory number and I don't know how that was obtained.
Contact your phone company and go ex-directory if you haven't done so already - this will stop some but not all cold calls.
They know my name and in spite of me being ex-directory they know my phone number.
I don't know how they got hold of my ex-directory phone number," Mrs Ellman said.
But it's an ex-directory number," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
Details that have come out show that Lenny Henry was targeted as well as ex-Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman, who had 11 different ex-directory phone numbers handed over for his Suffolk home.
Joyce Robins, co-director the patient support group Patient Care, said, "It may be only a matter of time before records fall into the wrong hands and we see not only our ex-directory phone numbers posted on the internet but the record of our abortions, HIV and Aids status.
He became the hottest property in the Welsh game and was forced to go ex-directory.
In a normal telephone network there is reportedly an agreement that the telephone switchboard to which a caller is connected will send the correct telephone number to the receiver and, in return, the receiving switchboard will not display the number if the caller is listed as ex-directory.
Any business will be able to register as ex-directory using the TPS in the same way that individuals have been able to do for years.