Attention Cell Phone Users !

 Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month

REMINDER…..  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. It takes about 20 seconds.  
 https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

H/T to my neighbor, Charlotte

LTG

14 responses to “Attention Cell Phone Users !

  1. This news went around before but it doesn’t help to be on the DO NOT CALL registry as the calls get through regardless. …Unless this is something new! My solution is unless I recognize the #, I do not answer the call.

  2. This online rumor has been circulating continuously since September 2004. Despite a very small grain of truth at its core, it’s mostly false, outdated, and misleading.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    Yes, you CAN add your cell phone number(s) to the National Do Not Call Registry .
    No, you WON’T suddenly be at the mercy of 10,000 telemarketers if you don’t.
    Contrary to what’s claimed, cell phone numbers are NOT about to “go public.”

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/cell_directory.htm

  3. To Low Tech Grannie, for giving yourself that moniker, you sure seem to be the one at FOTM that always has the techie news. You seem to be anything but a luddite. €];~)

  4. Well I did it just in case. Thanks for the info!

  5. Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    REMINDER….. 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

  6. From Urban Legends:

    This online rumor has been circulating continuously since September 2004. Despite a very small grain of truth at its core, it’s mostly false, outdated, and misleading.
    Here’s what you need to know:

    Yes, you CAN add your cell phone number(s) to the National Do Not Call Registry.

    No, you WON’T suddenly be at the mercy of 10,000 telemarketers if you don’t.

    Contrary to what’s claimed, cell phone numbers are NOT about to “go public.”

    It’s true that a few years back several of the major wireless providers announced a plan to establish a universal cell phone directory, but the plan did not consist of simply publishing everyone’s cell phone numbers for the world to see, nor were the numbers to be “released to telemarketers” as claimed above. The directory was to be made available only via telephone, only to those who dialed directory assistance and paid a fee, and only with individual wireless customers’ consent. The point has been moot since 2006, when the plan to create a wireless telephone directory was permanently shelved. I’m not aware of any similar proposals in the works.

    • lowtechgrannie

      Thanks, Eowyn! Kelleigh just gave me the same info in an email. I have a cell phone; but it’s almost always turned off, tucked away in a pocket of my purse so it never rings!

    • I registered just the same—. It only took a couple seconds. No harm doing it. Thanks for all the info. !

      • Hi, Lilly:

        My comment was not intended to discourage people from registering their land-line and/or mobile phone numbers with the federal govt’s Do Not Call site!!!!

        I registered mine a couple of years ago, when Do Not Call first became available. Make sure you renew your registration as it does expire after a number of years. :)

  7. Enjoy that ringing Doc’ Wife…it slows down considerably when they
    start keeping track of their own .Having one sure beats having a
    land-line that you use once a week…I carry mine like I do my
    swiss-army-knife , leatherman and lighter…just in case.I like the calculator,phone number memory,answering machine and camera
    …but don’t use the GPS ,or text . No Bluetooth…..only use an
    ear-bud so I can hear with all the background noise but I’m afraid
    I’m still rather “loud” (I learned to project as a thespian)
    Be sure to program your :In Case Of Emergency number…
    it makes it easier on the nurses if you should be incapacitated.

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