Keeping Pests At Bay
The Reverse Phone Lookup system has done an important job of redressing an imbalance that has existed for too long. The fact that you can look up a name in a telephone directory and call it, seemingly at random, and cause no small amount of harassment and irritation to the person on the other end of the line seems a little bit off, especially as it is impossible (or was) to trace someone just from their number. With the Reverse Phone Lookup system however, it is now possible to do just that. This is impossible to overestimate in terms of importance for anyone who has suffered from harassment.
The telephone has become vitally important, indeed indispensable for most of us, because what it represents is a way to contact people wherever they are. The flipside of that is that we ourselves can be contacted wherever we are, and this can lead to us being contacted by people we don’t want to speak to. The option that we have when a number with which we are unfamiliar calls us is to just let it ring and not answer, or pick up and risk opening the floodgates for more calls from the same source. If you don’t answer, how will you know who it was?
This is the question that is answered by the Reverse Phone Lookup system, and the chance that it gives us to get the upper hand on anyone who wishes to make our life that bit harder by calling us repeatedly.