Cell phones….

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  • #32972

    Opinvu
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    • Markshire PCs:

    I got an email today about Cell #’s going public to telemarketing institutions.

    REMINDER…All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing comp anies today 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 or go to http://www.donotcall.gov
    It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take half a minute of your time

    It went on, but here is the reminder I wanted to thorw out to all.. the DO NOT CALL link.

    http://www.donotcall.gov

    Course, I like it when they call so I can remind them they are the enemy doing the devils work, and if they don’t like my attitude, get another job. They are calling you, you harrassing them is not harrassment, they called you….

    This is my new answering machine greeting.

    “Were sorry, all of our operators are assisting other people’s customers. We appreciate your call to the telemarketers support line. If you are suicidal, please hold tell the end of this message. If you have a drug problem, please dial 1,2,5,8,2, 1, 9, 0, 1, 9, 8, 7, 4,7,5,7,27,1,1,0,1,0,1….. Now. For all others, please wait for the tone to leave a message. Do not leave drug orders or sample pitches, as we will use them for our personal gain. Thank you.”

    BEEEP!

    #56747

    s-m-r
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    • Markshire PCs:

    Eh, I don’t believe it. Having my number on a do not call list means that the number I leave will be confirmed as a mobile phone customer, so if the fed’s policy changes, it can be released to a third party.

    I make it a personal policy to screen all my calls; most of the time, any unknown numbers can leave a message.

    #56748

    mule
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    • Markshire PCs:

    my mother’s put my number on that list for years now… she really believes in it. Where’d you get this infor form Opi? I’m always suspicious of random numbers you should call for this or that. I think telemarketers should be banned along with spam emailers and spam snail mailers.

    – mule

    #56749

    Opinvu
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    • Markshire PCs:

    The Link works. I have used it on my previous phone (home line). IT actually worked, but it’s limited time, like 3 years or something. If you don’t reregister ont he list you will get recirculated.

    SMR

    Eh, I don’t believe it. Having my number on a do not call list means that the number I leave will be confirmed as a mobile phone customer, so if the fed’s policy changes, it can be released to a third party.

    I make it a personal policy to screen all my calls; most of the time, any unknown numbers can leave a message.

    That is a good question to have. Marketing Faxes that say to be removed call this number…. Those are exactly that, confirms your a good fax nuber and you get more from a different agency. I personally haven’t called the number, I do it online. Since my new phone number I have gotten tons of solicitor calls. Every day at 5-8 I get 2. I registerd the new numbers, will see if they stop now.

    I give my sisters and friend crap about screening calls. The what if factor… If I did that I would be hung because that would mean my help question answering or Emergency assistance was delayed. But I would never screen calls for the same reason, I would hope I didn’t get screened when I was calling for help, being a bachlor with only neighbors that work, and no one down the street your options for help are slim.

    #56750

    domf
    Member
    • Markshire PCs:

    i did it a couple of weeks ago…

    though i never really had a problem in the past *knocks on wood*

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