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Cell Phone Numbers Being Released

Cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you may start to receive sales calls. Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-2220 or register on line at http://www.donotcall.gov.

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It is the Federal Trade Commission nation Do Not Call list. It only takes a minute and it blocks your number for 5 years.

Link: http://www.donotcall.gov

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By Marylin (Guest Post)
April 29, 20050 found this helpful

We've heard this is a hoax. Telemarketers can't use your cell phone #.

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

Here is what Snopes says:

http://www.snop  ness/cell411.asp

There have been bills recently which are being considered to allow this. So far, none of them have passed. Probably because the congress folk have cell phones.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

It is and it isn't a hoax. You can get the details here: http://www.snop  ness/cell411.asp

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By Stan (Guest Post)
April 29, 20050 found this helpful

One thing is for sure... the telemarketers want to do it. So we need to stay informed and make sure our representatives in congress know that this is not acceptable.

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Cellphones are expensive enough, I don't want marketers using any of my minutes.

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By John (Guest Post)
April 29, 20050 found this helpful

See the Federal Trade Commisson site: http://www.ftc.  /2005/04/dnc.htm

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By Vicki (Guest Post)
April 30, 20050 found this helpful

I have Verizon & they announced from the beginning they won't be giving anyone's # out. I doubt the government would be that stupid to pass anything allowing them to. Not that they don't do plenty of stupid things.

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By FCC (Guest Post)
January 30, 20080 found this helpful

FCC says it's untrue:
http://www.ftc.  2005/04/dnc.shtm

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October 4, 20110 found this helpful

1. It is not a hoax. 2. If you do what she said call the national do not call # it works. 3. You can do the same on your home phone. I did mine over 4 years ago and an abrupt halt came to telemarketers instantly. If you get one just ask them for their company name and location and they will promptly hang up and not call back.

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On the cell phones they were released over 2 years ago and the National do not call registry does regulate them, and I get no more on my cell phone. A lot of times you don't ask the appropriate question on the internet and unless you ask it just right you won't get the right answer. But do not believe me just try it and see for yourself.

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October 4, 20110 found this helpful

The 888 number shown comes back as "This is not a working number." Just to be on the safe side, I re-registered both land line and cell with the registry. Cay from FL

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July 30, 20120 found this helpful

Make sure you confirm the e-mail you get, and this information is true. I worked for 2 different phone companies Cox & Comcast.

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