May I have Their Number Please?

Phone Numbers - Cell Phone
@Chevee (5915)
United States
November 21, 2008 10:03pm CST
The other night I got a phone call from a friend of mines. This friend ask me if I knew a certain person telephone number. I didn't know the number. I told her to hold on my sister knows that person phone number. When I called my sister she told me to ask the person that I was talking to to give her number to me. And she will call the other person and tell her to call the person that wanted her number because she doesn't like giving people phone number out without their permission. [b] I hope that is clear and understandable.[/b] Whew My question is do you give out other people phone numbers without their permission?
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I don't because some people do not want their number given out to just anyone and everyone.. I will do the same as your sister did, I will ask the person first or just give them the phone number and let them call the other person at their own convenience.. Sometimes people do not like for certain persons to have their phone number and I don't want to be responsible for giving out a number that is supposed to be kept more or less private..
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Hey chevee! I love your new avatar! It's beautiful! I had to take a closer look! I love it! I agree with your sister. I would not give out someones phone number without their permission! I don't feel it is right to do that! Your sister did the right thing in asking for the person's phone number to give the other person the chance to decide if she wanted to let this person know her phone number. That is the right thing to do! I would have done the very same thing! It is never right to give someone elses phone number out without them knowing about it. Would you want someone to give out your phone number without you knowing about it first?
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
22 Nov 08
You are right. I really don't care who has my number because if I don't know who the the number belong to I am not going to answer it anyway. They can leave a message if they would like and if I am interested I will call them back. I don't get those many phone calls anyway.
@vibbsdod (24)
• India
22 Nov 08
normally i dont, because if both those person know each other then they should have there eachothers no.. in the sense the person who is asking and the no.. and person who's ph. no . is being asked.. and if the other person dont have the no.. then there might be some reason to it... and if we three are kind of close friends then we can try giving the no.. it will not matter much
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@annjilena (5621)
• United States
22 Nov 08
i don,t like giving people phone number out either the other night i saw my baby sister friend of many years we was talking she asked how she was doing i said she was fine except she is going through something now her and her husband never gave her my sister number don,t you know she only took a week to track her down and called her asking her of her business.how about my baby sister called me and asked did i give her the number i said no she said if she ask anything about me don,t tell her anything she said they haven,t spoken in 3 years i agree if i saw her again she only wanted information about my sister so she could gossip about her.i think this is trebblie.
@GardenGerty (98148)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Believe it or not, it was clear to me. I think it depends on if the people involved are people I know well. I definitely do not give out my sons and daughters numbers.
@Vennorex (13)
• Romania
22 Nov 08
sometimes yes.I mean if I know that the person who asks for it is OK.
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@dodo19 (32586)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Nov 08
Without their permission, no. I'd feel uncomfortable giving it out, even to my closest and dearest friends, whom I trust. It just wouldn't feel right.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
22 Nov 08
no, i don't. i just don't think it's a good idea to do that. too many crazies running around nowadays.
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• United States
23 Nov 08
I think your sister handled this the correct way. Some people are very private and don't want just anyone calling them. Getting their permission before you give out their number is the best way to go. That way you're sure you're doing the right thing.
@mssnow (9495)
• United States
22 Nov 08
um HUH?? lol Naw i understand what you wre trying to say. Your sister wanted the number of the othe person so she call the other perosn and then call your other friend and ask your other friend if its allright if the one person had the other friends number. Ok Now Im lost!!! Wheres my map??
@laladida (151)
• United States
22 Nov 08
no I wouldnt because they'll probably prank call it.
@ninaluv (338)
• Nigeria
22 Nov 08
nope! that's against my rule of life. cos i also wont want any one to give out my number without my permission.
@kaka135 (14016)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 08
No, I don't. I personally do not like my friends to give away my number to anyone else, especially those people that I don't know. Some of my friends used to give my number to their friends, who are insurance agents, coz they thought I may be interested in buying insurance or I can help their friends out. But, I think it's really rude to give away my numbers to someone else, without my permission. I don't think my friends have the rights to simply distribute my phone number. Since I do not like others to do that on me, I don't do that on others too.
@iamfine (740)
• China
22 Nov 08
I think what your sister did was right. We shouldn't give other person's telephone number to another one without permission. Telephone number is a private thing, and usually we don't like other person to know our telephone number, especially those persone whom we don't familiar with.
22 Nov 08
Hi Chevee, No I don't because the person who give me the number is only meant for me and if anyone ask me for that person's number I won't pass it on till I have spoken to the person whose numbers it is then if I have that person's permission the I would give the number to the person who was asking for it. Hugs. Tamara
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
22 Nov 08
it depends on who it is, and who wants the numbers. if it is friends, then i usually ask them before i give out their number. if it friends of family, then i usually will give them the number right away.
@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
I give numbers to circle of friends only. Like when my friend got a new number and then another common ask for the new number of the certain friend who change a number. But for my case, I often post my number online. My number is +639177245906. It is always posted online because I want people to communicate with me. But most of the time I only reply to those who would tell me who they are. Thanks!