I may have inadvertently published some outdated or conflicting information. Several people have told me the link was outdated and the phone number no longer valid. Update - It's a valid number - I just called it. Others have told me they've received telemarketing calls on their cell phones so the concerns are real but probably a bit exaggerated. Update - true - no plans so far to publish anything but a "voluntary" directory; however, I'd still keep an eye on it.
The latest info I had from the FCC said that telemarketers are not allowed to use auto dial to reach cell phones.
It's all very strange and I'll try to check it out further tomorrow. (Now done - see below).
Meantime, anything published by our FCC is applicable only to the USA. Much as we might like, we don't rule the world just yet.
Sorry if anyone is confused but at this point so am I.
Update: I found what I hope is the latest FCC advisory dated 12-14-06. It still shows the same phone number, 1-888-382-1222 and it contains some interesting information.
Update again: I called that phone number. It's active and I registered my new cell phone even though it has unlimited minutes so I don't have to worry about charges. I wanted to see if the number works. It does. And Mama Christy (hi and welcome) just registered her phone online so that still works as well.
I remember when I registered the phones, I did it online but that's been at least a year ago.