Message warns that a directory of cell phone numbers will soon be published and urges users to enter their cell phone numbers on a federal ‘Do Not Call’ list to prevent unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers.
Subject: Cell Phone numbers going Public
January 30, 2006
I thought this information might be of interest to you ……..
Cell Numbers Going Public…..
JUST A REMINDER, 12 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies. These telemarketers will eat up your fee minutes and end up coasting you money in the long run. 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. Or you can register on line at : www.donotcall.gov
Subject: For Everyone w/Cell Phones
JUST A QUICK REMINDER……
In 31 days, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. You will be charged for these calls.
Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-1222 or register on-line at www.donotcall.gov.
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 may be interested.
Subject: Cell phone telemarketing
Thought you guys could use this information!!
PASS IT ON!!!
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 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!
For anyone that has a cell phone ….
In a few weeks, cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and you may start to receive sales calls. Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-1222. Doing so will add your cell phone number to the national "Do Not Call" list. It should block your number from telemarketing calls for 5 years.
Cell Phone Directory:
A directory of cell phone numbers will be published soon. This opens the door to solicitors calling our cell phones using up our minutes. The Federal Trade Commission has set up a do not call list. You must call FROM the number you wish to register, or go to their website at www.donotcall.gov, to be included on the do not call list. The number is 1-888-382-1222.
From the Government Technology Website:
Here’s what you need to know about the National Do Not Call Registry program:
FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.
The federal government does not maintain a national cell phone registry. Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry — the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines — either online at www.donotcall.gov or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number they wish to register. Registrations become effective within 31 days of signing up and are active for five years. There is no cut-off date or deadline for registrations.
Business-to-business calls are not covered under the Registry.