cell phone numbers go public

@gladys46 (1205)
United States
January 7, 2011 8:08am CST
Reports are that cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies ... you will start to receive sales calls ... and that you will be charged for these calls. Might this affect you? If so, there is a national DO NOT CALL number that you may call to be placed on a 5 year list preventing such calls. Seems the robber barons are forever creating new means of taking your, "our" money .. the "news" taries on the back pages of every media until the traps are already set. Did you know?
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
7 Jan 11
...Hi there gladys, I don't remember hearing anything about this, or either I have completely forgotten about it. I don't use a cell phone, I have one but it sits somewhere dormant you would say. "o) Haven't seen any public announcement about it recently either, so I guess they want to let the people be ambushed and angry. I would think the money one pays for cell phone usage would be enough to insure some kind of privacy for your number, I guess not. Thanks for the information. Take care.
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@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
7 Jan 11
Hi artistry ... I know, I know!! Believe it or not, I don't own an operational cell phone either. A friend sent me this tiny article reminding ... it goes on to say that cell phone numbers will go public this month, Jan. Many don't read past the amount due on such billings ... even during this economic climate. I heard somewhere that if you're not at the planning table, you may be on the menu!! You are welcome!
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
7 Jan 11
..Hi again, You just gave me my big laugh for today. You just may be right, the tiny fish get eaten. Did you get the information about the IRS not sending out tax form, not many people probably know about that one either. You can call and have them mailed but no more booklets in your mailbox. Austerity measures. Everybody has budget contraints. Cheers.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
7 Jan 11
You said "everybody has budget constraints" ... well, everybody except millionairs and billionairs who will be ridiculously rewarded unwarranted tax refunds that they will immediately deposit in off-shore accounts ... aren't they those who have the venture capital get richer schemes that finance more companies that pluck, pluck, pluck poor working folks forever!! Hmmm, I bet with the incoming of this new congress, ah, "conservatives" .. knee pads and chap stick stock will soar!
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
That would be really annoying. It's like robbing people of their money. I used to have something like that, I didnt know that the cellphone company would charge my number with every quotation they sent. When i first bought the SIM card, it says there its free, and every time I put load in it, the load doesnt last long and I dont even text many. It was later I found out about that quotation the company is sending and they are deducting money from my load. I felt robbed of my hard earned money for the load. I throw away the SIM and changed another one from a different company and made sure I dont add anything stupid like free quotes again.
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@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
7 Jan 11
Yes and yes ... annoying and money rip offs. How many will not know of this DO NOT CALL list phone number in order to prevent this. Surely, millions will be made before folks realize they've been had. I think we should all alert everyone we know about this .. just in case they are using cells of this type.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
i agree with you on that one
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Thanks for the info, I hadn't heard this and I sure don't like it! Do you know how to get on the "do not call" list because I sure want to be on it! Annie
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Hi Annie ... the number that was apparently "quietly" published is 888-382-1222. The report stated that one must call this number using the cell phone(s) they wish to be posted on the DO NOT CALL list. Also that these charges will begin this month ... Jan, 2011.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
9 Jan 11
Thanks, I'll call it and pass it around to all my friends! Annie
• India
8 Jan 11
Believe it or not...I feel just disgusted when i receive these sales calls. I used to just cut the call after receiving and hearing their voices. Or simply I will keep down the phone. After sometime, they only used to realise that I am not at all hearing anything. After I feel sorry for them, because I know its their job. But I cant bear it anymore. But I didn't know this recent news. Have already pissed off by these many sales calls, if there are more...dont know what to do!!
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
8 Jan 11
Hi ... if your cell is such that you would be affected by these new charges, I'd suggest that you may call that toll free number which was weakly advertized ... the report was that one must call from the cell phone they wish to be placed on the DO NOT CALL list for 5 yrs. 888-382-1222. Good luck.
• India
10 Jan 11
Hi dear, Is the provided number is applicable for all service providers and all countries? Thank-s
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
8 Jan 11
Herro gladys46 Welcome to mylot. May you have the exciting experience I am enjoying communication with other mylot members. I went to the computer site and put our landline and both cell phones on the "Do Not Call", however I am still getting text messages. I wonder if this "Do Not Call" applies to text messages. The other thing I get and don't know how to stop is I get recording. There is no way to stop the call, it is just a recording giving a website or a phone number. I have limited minutes that my Husband and I share, so this subtracts from our minutes. Why should I have to increase my minutes plan to account for sales irresponsibility. Just another thought to add to the mix. Prosperous mylotting
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
8 Jan 11
Hi there TexLadyPj ... thank you for your nice welcome. It is so outrageous isn't it!! My info is that giving your cell number to telemarketers begins this month ... and that you will be charged for those callers leaving their sales pitches on your cell phone .. that the way to stop these charges is to call 888-382-1222 from the cell phone you want excluded from such charges. The report stated that you must call from the cell number to be placed on a 5 yr. DO NOT CALL list. My thinking is, if you have more than one cell, you would need to call from each cell phone. Good luck to you.
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@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
8 Jan 11
NO, I haven't heard of it so far. Thank-s
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
8 Jan 11
You are more than welcome!;)
• India
8 Jan 11
That is really unethical on part of government to let such a thing happen. Why must the consumer pay if some unscrupulous telemarketer wants to promote his product. It is him who should pay.We have Do No Disturb call number to avoid this. Nevertheless. telemarketer somehow surreptitiously reach you to at a time you are either busy or sleeping. Government must do something to put an end to this.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
8 Jan 11
I wholeheartedly agree with you. The DO NOT CALL list for "cell" phones being affected by this new nonsense is different than for landlines. One must call from the cell number they want blocked from this outrage. The number published that one may call is toll free 888-382-1222. Reportedly, it only takes seconds to register a cell number and be placed on this particular DO NOT CALL list for 5 years.