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Old 09-12-2011, 07:27 AM  
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National Do Not Call Registry

For your information.....received in an e-mail, but you can check it out.......
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2007/02/dnccellphones.shtm
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REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to
telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales 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.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.
You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx



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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

To register, enter up to three phone numbers and your email address and click Submit. For each phone number, enter the area code in the box on the left and the rest of the number in the box on the right. Enter your email address where indicated. Use the Tab key or your mouse to move from box to box.

Click Submit. You will go to a page that lets you check that your information is correct. If your information is correct, click Register to continue the process. If it isn't, click Change to correct your information.

Important: After you click Register, open your email. You should see a message from Register@donotcall.gov. You must open the email and click on the link in it to complete your registration. Please print a copy of your registration confirmation for your records.

If you do not click on the link in the email within 72 hours, your phone number will not be registered.

Troubleshooting: If you don't get a "Registration Complete" message after clicking on the link, or the link does not work, use your "cut" and "paste" functions to insert the entire link in the email into the "Address" line on your Web browser. Cut and paste the entire link - it's long. Do not re-type it.

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https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx


Registry Home

Register A Phone Number

Verify A Registration

More Information

En Espa?ol

File A Complaint

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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.

STEP ONE


Area Code:

Phone:

Email Address:

Confirm Email Address:

Your email address MUST be correct to process your registration.
Learn why your email address is required.
If you do not receive the verification email within a few minutes,
please check your spam filter or junk email folder.

Enter phone numbers with or without a dash.
Do not use spaces or periods.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:29 PM  
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It seems if I'm not soliciting for phone calls and they by default force me to spend then that is theft by deception.

Looks like I'm contacting a representative.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:34 PM  
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It seems if I'm not soliciting for phone calls and they by default force me to spend then that is theft by deception.

Looks like I'm contacting a representative.
I wish you luck but those same representatives sold us out for corporate cash in even allowing this.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:55 PM  
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False.....According to snopes...

snopes.com: Cell Phone Numbers Given to Telemarketers
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:05 PM  
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never owned a cell & never want to but it was nice registering my home phone just because it felt like I was less powerless in the face of these !%#&*#@ incessant interruptions.

My phone line is rarely hooked to the phone since I'm on dialup but when it was I received upwards of a dozen calls a day. Face it, if even our banks are so easily hacked info like contact numbers is impossible to control.

Once again a good email client with filters beats the crap out of a phone.
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