ListYourself is collecting data solely for purposes of providing it to database providers who support directory assistance call centers.
Where will my number be listed?
ListYourself data generally goes into the databases used by directory assistance (information) call centers.
Does my listing get into online (web based) directories?
No. The online databases tend to be subject to some abuse. For that reason ListYourself does not by default put listings in that outlet.
Does my listing get into printed white pages?
No. At this time the listings do not get into printed phone books. We are looking into offering this option at some future date.
Why do you need my email address?
In about a year we will contact you by email to verify that you still want to maintain your listing. If you fail to provide and validate your email you will not be able to indicate you want to renew your listing.
Can I change the information in my listing?
Yes. Go to Find my listing and the system will send you an email. This email will contain a link with which you can edit your listing information.
How long will it take for my listing to appear on directory assistance?
It will take two to three business days for the listing to propagate to most directory assistance databases. Some carriers, particularly baby bells, take much longer to update their databases.
How can I check my listing is in the database?
You can call 800-FREE-411 or the directory assistance call center on your regular phone or cell phone.
Can I bulk load data on behalf of my customers?
If you are a carrier or reseller of VoIP services, you can collect your customer's information and set up a bulk load process for the data. Please contact help@ListYourself.net for additional details.
Should I include punctuation in my listings?
No. Keep punctuation at
a minimum. Unnecessary punctuations
(mostly commas, periods, semicolons) in
name and addresses. For example,
"Alberta Professional Services, Inc.", "301 N Elm St, Ste
239", "719 W Lee St; Ste H"
Note that not all punctuation is unnecessary, for example, "WZTK FM Talk 101.1", the use of period is acceptable in this case.
What things should I avoid in listed names?
You should review the names you enter, considering that a caller is going to say that name to a call center operator who may be hurrying and handling as many calls as possible.
How do I become unlisted?
Does my information impact Caller ID Name (aka CNAME or CNAM)?
CNAME is the name that is displayed on your phone with the caller ID when someone calls. The information from ListYourself is used to populate a database of CNAME information. Unfortunately, the call recipient's carrier has to be a subscriber to the provider with the ListYourself information for it to be displayed.
What is a SIC Code?
The SIC Code is a business category code provided by NAICS Association and sometimes used to find businesses of a particular type.