National Do Not Call Registry, register online

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  1. mitchellfam

    mitchellfam Guest

    Have you done this?

    JUST A REMINDER...In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS... To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222 or www.donotcall.gov

    It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
    Use their web site - it is easier and you can register up to three cell numbers www.donotcall.gov

    I did this on my home phone as well, it registered it as well!!!
     
  2. lindat

    lindat Guest

    Thanks!!! Just did it, very good advice kiddo!!!!
     
  3. deluca

    deluca Guest

    THANK YOU! I just registered all 3 of our phone numbers. :D
     
  4. mitchellfam

    mitchellfam Guest

    ya'll are welcome!

    I know some will still probably call here and there...but this should keep the numbers down :?
     
  5. LeahN47

    LeahN47 Guest

    I am scared to put my number on the list becuase I am afraid it might cause calls that I might not have gotten if not on the list, I think I did get a call last night though, it was an 877 number and they didnt leave a message. This really ticks me off, do cell phone companies need that extra cash to violate the privacy of thier customers??

    Leah
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    I saw on various news channels, that telemarketers are barred from calling cell phones, I will se if I can find on the net about it.
     
  7. mitchellfam

    mitchellfam Guest

    Hmmm...I would like to know on that one...because I get them now on both our cell phones. :?
     
  8. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    As soon as I check the board I will find out info. From what the reports were saying was that since you are paying for you minutes, unlike a home phone, was the reason that they aren't suppose to do that. I think it said if they do you can report it.
     
  9. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    Sorry about that Tonya, I was wrong, I did some checking and on the FCC site it says that you can register you cell phone also (ok I guess that is what happens when I watch too much news :D )
     
  10. LeahN47

    LeahN47 Guest

    Yeha I know they can call, I had a number but I chaged it becuase they kept calling my phone, I called SPrint and asked it there was anything I could do and they said no....SUCKS

    Leah
     
  11. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    I did about 6 months ago register both home and cell phone and I don't get any calls from them on the cell and on the home phone I only get calls from pre-existing ones.
     
  12. hamnlolli

    hamnlolli Guest

    be careful,...VERY careful with this. I heard the same thing a while back, and after sigining up, learned that some of the info was a hoax. There is truth that a no call list is to be generated for cell phones, however, some of the "no-call" lists that you register with are actually telemarketers trying to get your number!

    Do your research!

    PS: I have also heard, on the TV news no less,..that there is currently no such thing as a cell phone no-call list. Caveat emptor!
     
  13. mitchellfam

    mitchellfam Guest

    how hard is it to get a .gov website? I would think that would be very hard to do...
     
  14. Dori

    Dori Guest

    I registered....and then the next day (last night) got yet ANOTHER call! :roll: I think it is a hoax....since getting confirmation of the registration...I've received 3 calls....standard *sigh*
     
  15. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    I have yet to get a call from them on my cell, if I do get one, they will wish that they hadn't.

    On my home phone, I got one from one of my credit card issuers and I was able to get them to lower my interest rate by two points, I did promise that I would use my card tho, which I will (a couple of times) then it goes back into safe keeping.
     
  16. mitchellfam

    mitchellfam Guest

    LOL

    If you read the print on the FAQ section...it states that it takes up to 30 days to take effect...and companies are required by law to re-check their lists every 90 days...so it could take up to 3 months before ALL of the calls should stop.
     
  17. Klaw

    Klaw Guest

    I've never had one on my cell...but if I do, then I'm with you Mikey on how to handle it.

    Karan
     
  18. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    Stumbled across this again and have to update the thread with this info

    ...it is a hoax, and here's snopes' take on the matter:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

    Wouldn't have looked around except for my old high school friend still circulating these.
     
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    I have yet to receive a solicitation via my cell phone, but I have received more than a few text messages now and then- but I have checked my bills (which not many people actually do) and found that I was not charged for the text messages.
    If it means anything, I have Cingular as my provider- for more than 7 years now, and have not had a problem.
     
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    I have been foolish enough not too long ago to give my cell number for a point of contact for some real issues...and then begin receiving the odd telemarketting call. Resolved most if not all of 'em, tho.
     

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