Subject: cell phones numbers being released to telemarketing in 11 days

@Polly1 (12647)
United States
December 31, 2006 3:05pm CST
I don't know if this is true or not... I got this in an email and wanted to share it, just in case it was true. Subject: Do Not Call List REMINDER,....11 days from today, 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 TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS OR GO TO: www.donotcall.gov
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I could believe it... they get all those numbers to home phones now its time to get the cell phones... im glad i dont have one....Thanks for the heads up though i know alot of ppl who do have them.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Your very welcome, I have a prepaid cell phone, I am going to have to get on the do not call list.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have found out that this is an email hoax. I do apologise for misleading anyone. I was not aware that it was not true. Another mylot member gave me a link to check on if it was a hoax and it is.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Its me again, I did some research the number and the link are genuine, the thing that is not right is that the telemarketers are not allowed to call cell phones.You can register land line and cell phones on the do not call lists. Thanks again.
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Thank you I will past it on to my other web sites.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks for the response.
• Italy
1 Jan 07
ok..
@kris55 (853)
• Canada
31 Dec 06
they wont be happy if they call my line anyway....this is what you do to telemarketers: tell them to hold on a minute while you get a pen and paper, leave the phone sitting beside your stereo and crank the volume. tell them to hold on a minute, find some obscene video, or dvd you have, put it on and let them listen!! they usually hang up after 1 or 2 minutes!!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Thats a good idea for telemarketers.
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• United States
1 Jan 07
I'd make fart noises and disturbing sounds But, you have to remember that these people are just doing their jobs........but i dont care.
• Canada
4 Jan 07
This does look like a hoax to me. I checked out the website, and it seems....unofficial. Do not put your phone numbers on the list. Don't take any risks.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I did some research, the link is genuine and the number is genuine too, I did find out that the telemarketers can not call cell phones. Thanks for the response.
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@hi0240 (5)
• United States
1 Jan 07
No it is not true, no cell phone telemarketers.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks for the info.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
31 Dec 06
i put all of my families cell number on the do not call list a while ago, your right everyone should do it.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Yes we should, who wants annoying calls. I don't.
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Thats kinda messed up they already have the home number why do they want to bug you on da cell?Thanks for the info.I will be calling that number!
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks for the response, some people are saying its not true, I have no idea if it is or not.
• Pakistan
1 Jan 07
these calls are not always annoying... why are people afraid of even attending these calls, if you dont want what they are selling or talking about you can always hang up and ask them to not to call back again and they obviously wont cuz they dont want to waste their time.... the only thing i noticed is people are stupid enough that they think if they are going to attent these calls they are going to be fooled by the telemarketer... BE SMART, you should atleast have guts to talk to anyone, any if its something good u should go for it... but people are usually not confident upon theirselves and they think once they pick up the phone they are going to be fooled.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I don't know about calls, but I DID RECEIVE a text message the other day from a marketer. This really made me mad...as I didn't ask for the text message and had to pay for it.
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
1 Jan 07
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I would have never known about this!!! The last thing I need is to be ansering a bunch of sales calls on my cell phone!!! I can barely keep the bills under control as it is!!
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• Sweden
1 Jan 07
i think it is not true 'coz there is not right to give some others phone numbers without their permission....
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• Sri Lanka
1 Jan 07
This is just another chain email like these virus alerts and things. These should not be taken seriously. Telemarketeers can find your number from directories or just random sampling. But the companies are prohibited to divulge information to any outsider. Also getting continuosly can be reported as harassment.
• Sri Lanka
1 Jan 07
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks for the info.
• United States
1 Jan 07
Read this entirely and it should silent your fears about this subject. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp In my own opinion if cell phone companies were to hand over cellphone holders numbers the company could possibly be held accountable and be sued for it. In which I do not think cell phone companies would like to take such a risk, and if they were they would risk having their company shut down and possibly going bankrupt. If they have no customer's they have no way of keeping their business afloat. Also I think what telemarketers do is an envasion of people's privacy, we shouldn't have to put our home phone numbers into a "no call" directory.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks so much for the info, I will have to check it out.
@faique (41)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 07
i somehow think that this is a fake news.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
10 Jan 07
the do not call registry is a good thing use it
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I agree with you, I know the telemarketers are just trying to earn a living, but they do get annoying.
• United States
1 Jan 07
Actually they have already released alot of numbers to telemarketers...And jsut a tip because i used to work as a telemarkter and as a collection agent. They have ways to get around the Block!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Thanks for the info,
@Asylum (48058)
• Manchester, England
1 Jan 07
I cannot possibly accept this as a valid service. The website appears to be well thought out, but the content in the form of the service is absurd. I can only assume that either the number quoted to phone is a premium line, or that it is a way of collecting mobile phone numbers and email addresses to sell to others. In either case it is certainly not the type of service that I would respond to.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I have since learned that this is not true from another mylot member.
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
1 Jan 07
Actually it's illegal for Creditors AND/OR Telemarketers to call your cell phone. If they do you can sue and win a lot of money out of it, Weather or not YOU were the one who gave it to them. Make sure you check the government guidelines, it'll show you the real laws. hope this helps, Peace and love be with you Blessed be.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks for the info
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I have not heardof this, But I wiil make a note of this. I don't answer a call from cell phone unless I know the number. this is good to know, thank you and Have a Happy New Year!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Someone said it wasn't true, I haven't checked it out yet. I have been on the do not call list for my landline phone for awhile. I hope I don't get calls on my cell.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
1 Jan 07
This is a scam and has been going on for years now. I have heard about this for a long time and have been told by many people that this is not valid. Everyone should be careful since if you give your number, you might start getting telemarketing calls on your cell phone.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thanks or the info, I said I wasn't sure if it was true.
@jesi06 (279)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thank you for the info. I don't know if it is true or not,but I am passing it on to everyone I know as well just in case. It is better to be safe than sorry :) I really don't see how this would be allowed as it is set up differently than a landline(which I have added to the list long already) cause you're paying per minute instead of a set rate each month (which I think someone SHOULD come out with as I personally use my cell more than the landline). These rates are already high, if they did this my bill would be insane!!