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Re: FTC Do Not Call List

Lena (
9 Dec 2005 14:53:06 -0800

Mark Crispin wrote:

> There's a very nice way to shut out all telemarketers.

> See if your LOC offers Do Not Disturb service.

> Do Not Disturb service, which is often *cheaper* than No Solicitation,
> can be set with a 24 hour/day "no-disturb" period. To ring your
> phone, the caller has to know a 4-digit password set by you.

It's a great idea, but wouldn't work for us who have so many lame-
brained friends who would never remember any code. We can't even get
our friends to remember to change their email addressbook when we
change our email provider.

There is also an item called "Caller ID Manager" from Privacy Corps.
It looks like a separate Caller ID box, but can be set to block
whatever numbers you program into it, including all 800 numbers, all
888 numbers, unidentified numbers, etc. Costs about $100. From the
description, it looks like it works on one phone and one would have to
add "remotes" for other phones. (Google it).

I think an amendment to the Telemarketing Laws is in order, to
prohibit any telemarketer, calling on behalf of any charity or
political organization, from calling any number more than once a year.


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