Customize Your White Pages Listing
Omit Address — Remove the address from your directory listing.
Non-Listed — Omit your number from the telephone directory, but not from directory assistance information (411).
Non-Published — Omit your number from both the telephone directory and directory assistance information (411).
Vacation versus Disconnect — If you disconnect your telephone prior to the directory close date (late December of each year), your number will not appear in the following year's directory. To assure that your telephone number remains in the directory, you can put your account on vacation instead of disconnecting.
Get on the national Do-Not-Call registry to discourage commercial telemarketers from calling your residential and wireless numbers. Call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number you wish to register (for TTY, call 1-866-290-4236). Or register by Internet at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/.
MTA does not release or sell customer telephone numbers, but the information listed in the MTA Directory is part of the public record. Telemarketers use phone books, even old ones, to get phone numbers. There are other, less common ways telemarketers get phone numbers. According to eHow: