TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Telemarketing to Cellphones

Re: Telemarketing to Cellphones

Joseph (
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 17:41:49 -0700

On 7 Apr 2005 10:32:32 -0700, HarryHydro <>

> 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.

> Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-1222.

> It is the national DO NOT CALL list. It only takes a minute of your
> time. It blocks your number for 5 years. Please pass this on to
> everyone you know who doesn't want to be hassled.

> Or you can go to and do it on-line.

Before you get everyone all excited and bent out of shape maybe you
should tell the *whole* story and not just the bit that's supposed to
make us all worry that cell phone numbers will be released to
telemarketers. The truth is that a wireless 411 "directory" is being
developed. Your number in most cases will not automatically be
included in this directory. In most cases you will have to *opt in*
to the directory. Even when you do opt in there will be no paper
directory. It will only be available through operators.

You are being terribly irresponsible in circulating this untrue rumor
that telemarketers will receive cell phone numbers.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: So what harm is there in adding your
cell phone and/or VOIP number to the list just to 'be safe'? PAT]

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