cell phone numbers will be made public to telemarketing firm

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to telemarketing firms. So this means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may start ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home phone, most of you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers will eat up your free minutes and end up costing you money in the long run.

    According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th 2004 to get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones. They said that you need to call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that you wish to have put on the "do not call list" to be put on the list. They also said you can do it online at National Do Not Call Registry <https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx> .
    www.donotcall.gov

    Registering only takes a minute, is in effect for 5 years and will possibly save you money (definitely frustration)! Make sure you register now!

    Jamie
     
  2. shoreladie

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    That Sucks Jamie :p
     
  3. johnc

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    Thanks for the info Jamie, I was unaware of this!
    I just tried to access the website, it currently has a problem, so I registered via the phone number.Took 2 mins.The last thing I want is those $&#(ers calling my cellphone.
     
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    Just registered on line- Thanks Jamie.
     
  5. Carole

    Carole I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reminder Jamie,

    I just spead the word around my office.


    Carole
     
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    Does this include Canadians?
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    The no call list is a US thing. As to providing the cell numbers to telemarketers, that too would be a US thing referred to here. Might want to check with the Canadian version of the Federal Communication Commission for their rules and regs.

    In other words, :D , I don't know......

    Jamie
     
  8. LeahN47

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    WHy o why must they do this.... I mean really its going to just piss me off, I dont have a home phone for this reason, can I get no privacy?? I am going to get on the list but still, Leave me ALONE!!!

    Leah
     
  9. DavidJr

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    Im just not gonna answer the phone unless it shows up a friends name that I know, or a # i know. And register......and then get a call when wasted and go off on them! lol
     
  10. Mikey

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    Thanks Jamie, I went to the web sote and registered both my home and cell number, took about 45 seconds, from start to printout.
     
  11. Katie

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    Thanks Jamie! I've done this for my home number and got word of the cell phone thing and then registered it. It works well!

    It turns out a very good friend of mine helps manage this list and one thing he said is to file complaints with them. They want to know when folks violate it.

    -Katie
     
  12. gottaski

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    not a bad idea to register your cell phones, but i have heard a couple news reports saying that this is more of an urban legond than truth. legally, telemarketers are not allowed to call cell phones, according to the news i saw.
     
  13. Mikey

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    If it is or isn't, I'm not taking the chance, also it is so easy, why not?
     
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    Re: cell phone numbers will be made public to telemarketing

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  15. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    Thing to remember is that there are a lot of services starting up like Cricket in Denver that are cell phones that act as home phones. So cell phones staying out of the mix won't happen forever.

    Jamie
     
  16. NormsKid

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    HIJACK ALERT: Sorry couldn't resist this one....

    Speaking of urban legends, take a peek at this "undetermined" one.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/risque/queen.asp

    OK...carry on folks!LOL!

    Michelle
     
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    As to the original post an this being an urban legend, here is the skinny:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

    Michelle
     
  18. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    Has turned out to by a myth that the telemarketers will begin calling 1/1/05 but, it never hurts to list your number in anticipation of the day they will begin calling. :D

    Jamie
     
  19. Opie

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    Thank you Jamie I registered all our cell numbers thanks so much!
     
  20. Dori

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: Ahhhh ha ha ha ha...Michelle...where in the hell do you FIND these things?