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I just got this notice from my Real Estate lady and the do not call list now
works with cel-phones. If you live in the U.S.A. you may remember the
Land-Lines letting the tele-marketers advertize over the telephone. Then
the Gov. let us control it by letting us sign up to the no call list. Here is the
notice I am talking about, you need to sign up so you won't get Inundated
with worthless calls. 8)



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Yep been there done that 8) Back when it was just house phones and as soon as it was available to cell phones!! I think that was about 4 or 5 years ago.... not sure, but I was not about to let some tellemarketers eat up my cell minutes....

Good thing to let people know about... Thanks
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Another one of those emails that just won't quit.

Find the latest from the Free Trade Commission Here.


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Here is another source about this misinformation. However, you are welcome to put your cell phone number on the list. I have. I don't know if it helped or not. A lot of telemarketers claim to not know that a number is a cell phone number.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp
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Thanks. I get one once in a while but all of the time will drive me nuts If there were other threads i missed them so thanks for reposting
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No No No! Damnit this is all bull shit!

There is not now nor has there ever been a threat to your cell phone number. This is just another bogus "Warning" about some bogus "Threat."

The only service you can really do for us or any other of your friends is to look up on snopes.com any such warning you get from your email partners before you send them out. Any time you send out this phony crap you are just making yourself look like a fool.

If its true send it on, but if its false you just saved yourself some embarrassment.
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Malarkey. No "flood" is imminent.

Unsolicited telemarketing calls to cell phones are illegal in the US. In most of the rest of the world, "caller pays" addresses the bulk of the problem. The Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA, 47 U.S.C. § 227) subjects the caller to $500/call fines, with private right of action in local small claims courts. TCPA (see tcpalaw.com for more information) is one of the few anti-spam laws that has been effective. The key weakness is that callers are now able to use VOIP to call from outside the US (and the easy reach of US law) at bargain prices.
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If this is all hype, then why have I been receiving robo texts trying to sell me insurance?
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The Mocker wrote:
If this is all hype, then why have I been receiving robo texts trying to sell me insurance?
Text is different, and you gave them your number somewhere along the line, but you just don't know you did it.
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The Mocker wrote:
If this is all hype, then why have I been receiving robo texts trying to sell me insurance?
Sorry to hear that you're getting text spam. Unfortunately, the senders don't bother with Do Not Call.
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Tor2ga wrote:
The Mocker wrote:
If this is all hype, then why have I been receiving robo texts trying to sell me insurance?
Text is different, and you gave them your number somewhere along the line, but you just don't know you did it.
yup. and someone sold your info. sucky.
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This is where being an old fart comes in handy. I do have a cell phone, which is grandfathered on some old Verizon pre-paid plan from many years ago. It doesn't take pictures or do text messaging or prepare my breakfast. I use it if I need to call AAA or 911 or ask my wife what she needs when I'm at the supermarket. Otherwise, it stays turned off. It's for my convenience, not anyone else's.
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nothing official or important would should ever be typed up in Comic Sans..... *blech* Razz emoticon
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How about those Sales calls to your cell that try to sell you insurance on your credit cards and the number that shows up on your screen is not a working number.
What do you do about those?
I have answered way too many of those because unfortunately I am in sales and need to answer.
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got mine wrote:
How about those Sales calls to your cell that try to sell you insurance on your credit cards and the number that shows up on your screen is not a working number.
What do you do about those?
I have answered way too many of those because unfortunately I am in sales and need to answer.
Say to them: "I'll call you right back on the Caller Id number".
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