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Uncle Ben
01-10-2008, 02:13 PM
I'm sure you folks all remember what happens on January 15th right?


























Telemarketers can start pinging your cell phone! :mad:

Do Not call registry....888-382-1222 or on-line at...https://www.donotcall.gov :thumb::thumb:

Maddmatt
01-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Thanks Kevin,
Just registered both cell phones.
-Matt

nakman
01-10-2008, 03:08 PM
Hey shouldn't this be in the phishing & fraud thread?

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Maddmatt
01-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Hey shouldn't this be in the phishing & fraud thread?

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Nice catch, no harm done by registering them anyway.

corsair23
01-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Hey shouldn't this be in the phishing & fraud thread?

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Have you seen UB's luck on the phishing score? He should probably register his cell phones 4-5 times just to be sure :hill:

FWIW, I register ALL of my phone #s and have done so since day one. I've never rec'd a telemarketing call on my cell phone and can't remember the last one I got at home. Between the do not call list and an unlisted number something must be working :thumb:

Maddmatt
01-10-2008, 05:31 PM
Have you seen UB's luck on the phishing score? He should probably register his cell phones 4-5 times just to be sure :hill:

FWIW, I register ALL of my phone #s and have done so since day one. I've never rec'd a telemarketing call on my cell phone and can't remember the last one I got at home. Between the do not call list and an unlisted number something must be working :thumb:

My guess is that it's the unlisted number. I've never received a marketing call on a cell, but even though my home number has been on the do not call list since day one, I receive a lot at home.

"I assure you sir, this is not a sales call, just a simple survey...."

Rogue Leader
01-10-2008, 05:33 PM
Do Not call registry....888-382-1222 or on-line at...https://www.donotcall.gov :thumb::thumb:

WHEN I FIRST READ THIS I THOUGHT YOU MEANT TO NOT CALL THE NUMBER OR GO ONLINE AND REGISTER.:D

Uncle Ben
01-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Hey shouldn't this be in the phishing & fraud thread?

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Ohhhhhh...I fell for it! I never forward this crap until I check it first....I'm slipping! Good catch Nakgadget! :o

Uncle Ben
01-10-2008, 05:45 PM
Have you seen UB's luck on the phishing score? He should probably register his cell phones 4-5 times just to be sure :hill:

FWIW, I register ALL of my phone #s and have done so since day one. I've never rec'd a telemarketing call on my cell phone and can't remember the last one I got at home. Between the do not call list and an unlisted number something must be working :thumb:

Oh....I'm sorry Jeff....I thought referring your phone number for that extra 2% off at Ebay would help us both out...my bad.... :rolleyes: :p:

corsair23
01-10-2008, 05:46 PM
My guess is that it's the unlisted number. I've never received a marketing call on a cell, but even though my home number has been on the do not call list since day one, I receive a lot at home.

"I assure you sir, this is not a sales call, just a simple survey...."

Probably true although we did use to get some when the number was just unlisted. Sooner or later you are bound to get one of "the lists" and it is downhill from then. I think having both has really helped :thumb:

ginericLC
01-10-2008, 06:16 PM
I read the whole snoopes thing and never once did they give the real reason.

Telemarketers can't call any phone number where the person receiving the call could be billed for the the call. Because of "ROAM" it is impossible for a person placing the call to know if you are in a "ROAMING" area or not.

We haven't had a landline for like 6 years. Our new house does not even have a landline run to it. We did wire the house though.

Cheeseman
01-10-2008, 06:22 PM
Well thanks to Uncle Ben I shouldn't have to sign up for all those wonderful vacations, smoking hot deals, and be surveyed anymore.
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nakman
01-10-2008, 07:51 PM
I read the whole snoopes thing and never once did they give the real reason.

Telemarketers can't call any phone number where the person receiving the call could be billed for the the call. Because of "ROAM" it is impossible for a person placing the call to know if you are in a "ROAMING" area or not.

We haven't had a landline for like 6 years. Our new house does not even have a landline run to it. We did wire the house though.

What I got from it was that cell phones are an "opt in" deal, while land lines are an "opt out" deal. So you need to opt out on your land line, but you're already out by default on the cell.

JadeRunner
01-10-2008, 08:54 PM
So how can we put our land lines on a do not call list?

Uncle Ben
01-10-2008, 08:58 PM
So how can we put our land lines on a do not call list?

Same phone number or web site....