Posted by: mamamamahoney | August 12, 2008

And so it begins…a PSA on telemarketing to cell phones

Because my work day has already been interrupted 3 times in the past week, please take a moment to read my PSA on why these annoying calls must be stopped!

As of Monday, July 28, All cell phone numbers were released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS (if you don’t have the unlimited plan!) To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 1-888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It blocks your number for 5 years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.

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  1. People should check out some of the absurd things that they read in emails before passing them on. Snopes.com is a good site for that. Urban Legends is another but they are related.

    The FTC and FCC both have news releases about this particular this total fabrication.

    If it sounds too bizzare to be true, it probably is too bizzare to be true.

  2. The Do Not Call List is NOT total fabrication and my cell phone is currently being used for telemarking purposes. It appears that there is no difference in telephone number recognition for the telemarketers. So, if registering my cell phone separately will help eliminate those calls, then I don’t think it is “absurd”.


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