Barracks - Cell Phones go Public
Haylo1 - Apr 17, 2009 - 04:42 AM
Post subject: Cell Phones go Public
The following is a copy of an e-mail sent by a friend, you may want to follow up on it
"Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.
REMINDER.... all 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.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20 seconds.
BobMarley - Apr 17, 2009 - 04:39 PM
Thank you & good to know !
ChalkedOutline - Apr 17, 2009 - 06:20 PM
Thought this article might help
Snopes.com—the exhaustive Web-based index of urban legends—has a thorough entry on this particular rumor, which it quickly busts like a piñata.
First of all: There's no such thing as a complete, nationwide directory of cell phone numbers. Several so-called "Wireless 911" services have tried to get off the ground, but without much success—and besides, Wireless 911 directories are opt-in only, meaning that callers who do nothing wouldn't be included.
Next: There's no deadline for registering your cell phone on the federal "Do Not Call" list, and thanks to recent legislation, all numbers on the list will stay there permanently, not just for five years.
Finally: Keep in mind that the FCC already bans telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers—and since automated dialers are "standard in the industry" (as the FTC puts it), that essentially puts the kibosh on 99.9 percent of cell-phone telemarketing calls.
So no, your cell phone number is NOT going public next month, and the next time someone forwards you a warning that it is, please nip that message in the bud.
Mr.Death - Apr 19, 2009 - 05:05 AM
I get this email at least 3 times a year.
LongShot - Apr 19, 2009 - 06:42 AM
Please research these rumors before posting them.
I also have received this email at least 3 times and I always try to research it on Snopes before I forward them.
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