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Old 01-18-2007, 06:47 AM
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Got this in an e-mail. Don't have time to research it but I'm sure the Snopes Dopes will bust it if its not the real deal.

Anyway, FYI.


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Folks,

FYI. The 8th day is the 20th

Mick



THIS IS IMPORTANT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE SPAM ON YOUR CELL PHONE!

JUST A REMINDER....8 days from today, all cell phone numbers are
being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale
calls.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.... To prevent this,
call the following number from your cell phone:

1-888-382-1222. 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.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS OR GO TO:

WWW.donotcall.gov


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Old 01-18-2007, 07:20 AM
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Daddy'O got that email yest. at work. It IS legit. I just registered our cell phone numbers AND our home phone number (again... ).


Now - watch me start gettin' more phone calls than ever.........................DOH~!!

Thanks for the headsup ~ originalsin!!

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:39 AM
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The "Do Not Call" list does work. I still get calls but not nearly as many as I used to before getting on the list.
Now when I get a call, I tell the caller I'm on the list and most of the time, I get a "sorry to bother you" and a quick hang up.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:13 AM
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I told you guys a good year ago this was coming..............apparently based on what I read commercials are coming too!

I don't even want to imagine the anger I would be in if I owned a phone and was paying as I go and was receiving spam calls. I'm already saying F - You and that's with land based lines.
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originalsin - 1/18/2007 6:47 AM

but I'm sure the Snopes Dopes will bust it if its not the real deal.
You're right. They did.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:11 PM
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Shag, Thanks for your snopes heads up.



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Old 01-18-2007, 02:06 PM
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farmerjane - 1/19/2007 4:20 AM

... It IS legit. I just registered our cell phone numbers AND our home phone number...
Sorry, it just ain't so. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

You knew this was coming, didn't ya???



And for anyone on Verizon, your phone number is NOT to be published in the nat'l cell phone numbers directory. Verizon said to do so would violate their customer's trust in the company to keep their cell number private.

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And here's the federal gov't telling you "it ain't so!"

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/04/dnc.htm

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Old 01-20-2007, 08:05 AM
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Well, let's put it THIS WAY........I've added my home number AND my cell phone numbers to the "Do Not Call" Registry so I "feel" better about it. Now if I get any calls (and I WILL) I can let them know I'm "on the list" and to quit callin' me (at DINNER TIME!).

BTW ~ I HAVE received text messages on my cell phone - which I'm CHARGED FOR - by telemarketers.....

Do what you want - I'M on the DON'T CALL ME list ~

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Old 01-20-2007, 05:40 PM
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get their # then go to a pay phone and call them back and let it hang there while you walk away.

put the 3 year old on the line with the sales man and let em talk.

or


When they call and ask for the owner of the house YOU tell them not to hang up cuz there was a murder here and your going to need all THEIR info.[ could use drug bust ]
then have fun with it .

If you don't hang up when they call you can have a lot of fun with them like ............

well I can't give away all my secrets.

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Old 01-20-2007, 06:12 PM
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I also registered my recehtly acquired new home phone number on the "do not call list". The result is that I have been inundated by calls from charity solicitors, who declare that their solicitations are not covered in the "do not call" registry, it only applies to commercial and "for profit" organizations. It seems to me that the registry is regularly surfed by fly-by-night charities, fake televangelists, and every "benevolelent " organization in the country who have no compunction about calling day and night to beg for money. I feel I would have been better off to just pay for an unlisted number and forego the "do not call" registry.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:21 AM
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You're probably right, however, we USED to have our number unlisted and we STILL got those kind of calls......

I think ya just can't win at some things....

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What gets me is that 2 out of 3 phones in California has an unlisted number, and we have to pay extra because of the add’l “work” involved in not publishing our numbers. Seems to me that since only 1/3rd of the number are published THEY should have to pay to be in the book, not the 2/3 of us that aren’t published.

Fwiw, I added the cell numbers to the nat'l no not call list for home phones a few years back.

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