According to their site:. Posted by Larry Prevost Jan 18, 2013 Tools.
Our strength is in our numbers — by sharing pieces of information each of us has, we are putting together a free and public phone number directory with information no other service can provide. Needless to say, if you are a lead generation house or a sales rep making outbound cold calls, you do not want your number popping up here. Just the other day, I got a call from an unknown caller.
Its very ugly and difficult at best to sift thru the garbage to find if a number contains valid information about a caller anymore.
And Google spat back the usual list of number references, yellow pages entries, white pages selections, and reverse number look-up applications. However, this caller chose not to leave a message.
For this particular number, the crowd made it plain that it was from a cold calling company whose sales reps were not very good at initiating a sales call, and it sounded like a scam to boot. When I clicked it, I found a wealth of information on the number, all of it crowd sourced from the web population. Curious, I went to Google and typed in a search on the number.
The call ended before the system was ready to record. Naturally, I let it go to voicemail. Too bad its now troll infested with the registered users as cyberbullies battling the trolls on a daily basis. One entry stood out: With Google Voice , I can listen in to hear the name of the unknown caller, if they leave one, and I can listen in to the voicemail message , if they leave one.