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Re: Cell Phone Numbers and Do Not Call List
12 Jul 2007 19:26:22 -0700

TELECOM Digest Editor noted in response to Fred Atkinson:

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I do not know if this is true or not,

The FCC seems to think it's false.

"Rest assured that placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is
-- and always has been -- illegal in most cases."

"For example, it is unlawful for any person to make any call (other
than a call made for emergency purposes or made with express prior
consent) using any automatic telephone dialing system or any
artificial or prerecorded voice message to any telephone number
assigned to a paging service, mobile telephone service, or any service
for which the called party is charged for the call. This prohibition
applies regardless of whether the number is listed on the national Do-
Not-Call list."

Also, they had a press release in 2005 about a similar false email
that included the following:

"JUST A REMINDER ... In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being
released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale
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. PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR

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