Thursday, January 14, 2010

DON'T CALL ME: NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY


UPDATE!: According to Snopes.com, this is an internet myth and you do not have to register your cell phones. The information is correct if you want to register your landline and (if you want to but don't have to) cell phone. Thanks to faithful readers Bob at Bob Out and Mark from Tales of the Sissy.

According to an email my mom received, "..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls." I wasn't able to verify this information but I did find The National DO NOT CALL Registry. You can register your landlines AND cell phones either by calling 1-888-382-1222 or registering on their website (see below). I found using their website must faster and easier.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.





REGISTER YOUR HOME OR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER
Follow the registration steps below. Click here for detailed registration instructions.

  1. Enter up to three phone numbers and your email address. Click Submit.
  2. Check for errors. Click Register.
  3. Check your email for a message from Register@donotcall.gov. Open the email and click on the link to complete your registration.
If you share any of these telephone numbers with others, please remember that you are registering for everyone who uses these lines.



Your email address MUST be correct to process your registration.
Learn why your email address is required.

Enter phone numbers with or without a dash. Do not use spaces or periods.

7 comments:

  1. I hate those calls, and they always call at some strange hour in the morning or at night, and they are never speaking in a tounge I understand...DO NOT CALL ME! (well you can call me,Sean, anytime, lol they cant)

    thanx for sharing this...I will register;)

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  2. they still call you, they are like insects that are impossible to get rid of. Its the point of are you going to go through all the trouble afterwards to actually file that complaint and bother with it, as annoying as those calls are, it's easier to just hang up on them the second you know its a telemarketer than to go through the whole process of making a complaint. I've never had one call my mobile though(knock on wood)

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  3. According to Snopes it isn't true.
    You can read about it here...
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

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  4. Done and done. I hate telemarketing. It seems really, really pointless. Aren't TV ads and stupid douchy ads played before movies (instead of coming attractions) enough?

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  5. One of the best things about NOT having a landline home phone anymore is not getting all those telemarketing calls. According to SNOPES, the info your mom received is false. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

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  6. Sean, I love the National DNCL. After we registered our landline our telemarketing calls disappeared. We still get a few from people who have the right to call, but otherwise, it is nice not having the landline ringing.

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