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Just a reminder that 31 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing

 
Paladin
08/26/2005 08:15 PM
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Just a reminder that 31 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
Cell Phone Numbers will be released
Just a reminder that 31 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.




These Telemarketers will eat up your free minutes and end up costing you money in the long run.
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 can register on line at:


www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx




This is from ...Jim Sinclair
[link to www.jsmineset.com]
Shady
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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And from a link referenced on the donotcall.gov site, namely, [link to www.ftc.gov]
tie following statement regarding cell phones:

What Phone Numbers Can I Register?

10. Can I register my cell phone on the National Do Not Call Registry?

Yes, you may place your personal cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry has accepted cell phone numbers since it opened for registrations in June 2003. There is no deadline to register a home or cell phone number on the Registry.

You may have received an email telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database; however, that is not the case. FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers don’t call consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

So this basically sounds like a hoax to me!
mopar28m
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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I put our cell phones on the registry as soon as got them. They´ve been on there for over a year now.

We´re safe.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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thanks for the information, op.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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Done-thanks for the reminder
Paladin
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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Ok yopu got me and go look uo the info...I will post what I find.......



About has this to say:While it´s true that the major wireless phone providers (with the exception of Verizon) have announced their intention to establish a 411 directory of customers´ cell phone numbers beginning in late 2005, it is not true that they plan to "publish" said directory for any and all to read. Participating companies say the numbers will be made available only with customer consent and only via telephone to users who dial directory assistance and pay a fee.

The companies swear the numbers will never be available to telemarketers.

Not everyone believes that, however, as evidenced by a privacy protection bill already introduced in Congress which would modify the plan to allow 411 callers to be directly connected to requested parties without the latter´s phone numbers being given out.



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Paladin
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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a privacy protection bill already introduced in Congress which would modify the plan to allow 411 callers to be directly connected
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12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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"The companies swear the numbers will never be available to telemarketers."

My phone was with Sprint until about a month ago when I got fed up with their crap. I had telemarketers calling me for about 4 months prior to that.
Paladin
12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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Hold on.....I did a Yahoo Search on this....there is 80,500 sites I have to go to...LOL
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12/08/2005 10:09 AM
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Origins: As the use of cellular telephone technology has grown tremendously in the last several years, many consumers have given up maintaining traditional land-line phone service entirely. They prefer the convenient portability of cell phones, as well as the privacy: So far, cell phone numbers have generally been excluded from printed phone directories and directory assistance services, and protections have been put in place to restrict telemarketing calls to cell phones.

Soon, however, some of the privacy that cell phones provide may be eroded. Six national wireless companies (AllTel, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint PCS, and T-Mobile) have banded together and hired Qsent, Inc. to produce a Wireless 411 service. Their goal is to pool their listings to create a comprehensive directory of cell phone customer names and phone numbers that would be made available to directory assistance providers. (In most places, telephone users can call directory assistance at 411 [for local numbers] or by dialing an area code plus 555-1212 [for out-of-area numbers] and, by providing enough information to identify an individual phone customer [usually a full name and city of residence], obtain that customer´s phone number.




Here´s the truth:

A national directory will be compiled, but numbers will be included on an opt-in basis. If a cell phone subscriber does nothing, the number will not be listed. When the directory is ready, it will be available only as part of the existing 411 directory service, accessed by calling in and asking for a specific number. It will not be published in a book or on the Internet. And it will not be sold to telemarketers.

Cell phone subscribers can list their numbers on the do-not-call registry if they choose, but there is no deadline to get on the list, as the e-mail messages now circulating suggest
Nonetheless, many consumers don´t trust the Wireless 411 consortium to uphold their promises, and although Qsent and its clients plan to make the Wireless 411 service available sometime in 2006, its implementation is far from certain as the wireless companies are still contesting proposed legislation which seeks to regulate wireless phone directories.




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