How a Mother, Reporter, & Salesman Use Reverse Directories

I talked to some of my friends about their experiences with mobile phone directories… check ’em out :):

“When my daughter and her three friends in the carpool first started high school,” one mother shakes her head, “some boys started ‘prank’ calling us all the time. At first, my daughter just shrugged it off, and so did I. Kids; boys. You know. But then it started getting out of hand: they started calling late at night and in the middle of the night, and their calls start getting pretty nasty. The standard old star-69 thing wouldn’t do any good, because the prank callers weren’t going to pick-up. When I got the reverse directory service, though, I not only identified the boys; I found their mothers. It’s amazing what a little mom-to-mom communication accomplishes. Problem solved.”

Gathering the news is all about finding the right sources: “Do ya know where I can reach this guy, I ask my source,” the reporter says.  “My source gives me a first name and a cell phone number, sayin’ the guy’s got all the inside scoop.  Of course, I wanna talk to the guy with all the inside dope, but how do I know he’s on the up-and-up, and all I got’s a cell phone, ya know?  I use my reverse directory service, just punchin’ in the cell number.  Sure enough, there’s the guy’s whole story—full name, address, landline, work location, the whole enchilada.  Lookin’ at the work info, right away I can see why the guy is in the know, and I got enough info to approach him like I’m a friend, put him at ease so he’ll talk for the record.  Best thing we ever got, that reverse phone look-up service.”

A manufacturer’s representative for a major tool company is out on the road six days out of every seven.  He depends on his cell phone to keep him connected with his office and his customers.  Because he cannot answer every call while he’s driving, though, he frequently must depend on voicemail and his list of missed calls to check on his prospects.  “I am so glad I signed-up for the reverse phone directory service,” the rep sighs.  “Often, one of my customers will leave a voicemail that says simply, ‘Hey, this is Bob.  Gimme a call.’ Then, he just leaves his number.  Do you have any idea how many Bobs I have among my customers? With the reverse directory, though, I can figure out which Bob it is, which retailer he works for, and what tools best will drive his sales.  The reverse directory is the best tool I have.”