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Old 08-10-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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Cell Phone Do Not Call

Just received this email from our daughter and since most of us have cells, I thought I would pass this along. I did mine on the web site, only takes a few minutes. Be sure to include all your numbers.

JUST A REMINDER... 31 days from today, 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. 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 or www.donotcall.gov [/url]
Happy trails.......................
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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I heard this was a Internet rumor. Don't know for sure, but wouldn't hurt to be sure, and join the no call list, for cell phones too.
Our cell phone provider,(Sprint) don't give numbers to telemarketers.
They are also not taking part in the directory.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Ed . Meant to do that awhile back and forgot. Needed that reminder.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:42 PM   #4
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I found this on the HOAXBUSTERS WEB SITE.Check it out you will find all kinds of stuff there.


http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HoaxBustersHome.html


National Cell Phone Do Not Call List

June 2004

This one is partly true, the phone number and website are links to the national Do Not Call list for any telephone number, not just cell phones. The rest is wrong.

# According to the Federal Trade Commission, It is already illegal to use utodialers on cell phone numbers, which eliminates most telemarketers.
# There is no national cell phone directory maintained by the Government.
# There is no cutoff date for registering any phone number with the registry, including cell phones.

This message was probably started when several wireless providers planned to create a 411 directory for cell phones. That directory will not be given out and will only be available to people who call in and pay a fee and it is only with the subscribers permission.

Be careful though, there are some Do Not Call scams where for a mere $3 per month they will put you on the FTC's Do Not Call list. If someone calls you claiming to be from the FTC and want to put you on the list for money, hang up. Call the FTC's number or connect to the website and do it yourself for free.
# Do Not Call Phone: 1-888-382-1222
# Do Not Call Website: https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx


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.
Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-1222. It is the national DO NOT
CALL list. It only takes a minute of your time. It blocks your number for 5 years.
Please pass this on to everyone you know who doesn't want to be

hassled. You can also register online at: www.DoNotCall.gov

I just blocked my cell telephones through this phone number and it took less
than a minute. I also did my home phone through the website several months ago
and the calls are practically gone.

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Old 08-10-2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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Linda and Walt - I believe the web site you quote and the one in my daughter's email are the same.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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Can't speak for other companies but there will be no release to any telemarketers of Verizon accounts. I receved an email just this past week. We just upgraged our service this week and were told this is just another bogus internet rumor that has been circulating for years. Verizon would just love it if their competition were to give out the cell phone numbers of their accounts. This would be a death nell for every phone company participating and a huge boost for Verizon.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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Here is another source of the same correct information:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar..._directory.htm

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Old 08-10-2005, 08:42 PM   #8
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So I guess all the ad calls I get on my cell phone make up the number. Sounds like this was a fluke but I don't think it hurts anything to add them to the government list. That is the same site I added our home phone to.
And I have Verizon.
Happy trails....................
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:24 AM   #9
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URBAN LEGEND which has been around for a long time.

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