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    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 ..


    Are they crazy, they sell our phone numbers, then charge us for the calls!!!!!!
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    Where did you get this information?

    The only thing I found was reference to a mobile 411 service. http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusi...directory.html
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    It was sent to me by a friend. I thought I would pass it along. I have also heard it on the news, My daughter's college is passing it out also.
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    this is a little inaccurate:

    "...The National Do Not Call Registry... ...will not keep wireless customer listings out of the proposed Wireless 411 database it will only add their phone numbers to a list of numbers off-limits to most telemarketers,..."

    "...Wireless 411 directory information is not supposed to be supplied to telemarketers, and because FCC regulations already in place block the bulk of telemarketing calls to cell phones...

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp
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    I never understood the US system where the receiver pays for the call.
    In the rest of the world the caller pays, regardless of the type of phone he's calling.
    You can tell if it is a mobile nr. in the UK it starts with 07, in Holland with 06, Australia with 04.
    Would be nice to have an international standard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottie2005
    It was sent to me by a friend. I thought I would pass it along. I have also heard it on the news, My daughter's college is passing it out also.
    And if it came in an email it must be true, right?

    Nothing personal, but I've lost count of the number of phony stories people have forwarded to me because they believed them to be true. A little bit of fact checking (snopes.com is one good site) before forwarding "news" like this would be very helpful.
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    For the record I have already been getting calls from telemarketers.

    2 stories about the wireless 411 directory:

    http://wirelessreview.com/ar/wireles...eless_trouble/
    http://wirelessreview.com/ar/wireles...amed/index.htm

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    This is an e-mail hoax, guys. Chill out.

    Sprint assured me that nobody's getting their hands on my phone number, or any of my personal information for that matter.

    Google News is your friend:

    http://news.com.com/E-mail+hoax+spar...3-5491349.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by thornrag
    This is an e-mail hoax, guys. Chill out.

    Sprint assured me that nobody's getting their hands on my phone number, or any of my personal information for that matter.

    Google News is your friend:

    http://news.com.com/E-mail+hoax+spar...3-5491349.html
    That may be Sprint's position on the issue.

    However, if you go to www.dontcall.gov and read the info, they clearly will put your cell number on the list. I have all of my #'s on the list and in the case of doubt, I would put my cell # on the list ...
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    Of course, by putting your cell number on the do not call list, you're effectively giving it to Telemarketers. TMs get the DNCL from the government so they can compare their call lists to the DNCL.

    I won't add my cell number to the list unless and until I start getting calls on it.
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    I thought it was illegal for telemarketers to call mobile phones. Was that ever true in the past or was I misinformed? In any case, apps like CallFilter can help you avoid those annoying bastards.
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    Man, you guys REALLY need to research what you forward. It's a hoax. Type it in google and you will find it takes the truth about home phones and stretches it to cell phones. There are NO plans to publish CELL PHONE numbers.
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    If you do get a telemarking call on your cell phone you can always tell them "this is my cell phone, it should be on your do not call list. How did you get my number?"

    Once, my credit card company called me to offer me their airline miles plan. They called my cell since I had given my cell number as my home number. I told the guy that if they ever called me again on any number for anything other than a problem with the card that I would transfer my balance and close my account within 48 hours. Never heard from them again.
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    Thats why I put my cell numbers on the do not call list when it first came out over a year ago.


    Rj



    Quote Originally Posted by rottie2005
    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 ..


    Are they crazy, they sell our phone numbers, then charge us for the calls!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjflyn
    Thats why I put my cell numbers on the do not call list when it first came out over a year ago.


    Rj
    Wouldn't help in the situation described above. Companies you already have a business relationship with are allowed to call you even if your number is on the DNCL.
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