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Old 11-20-2008, 01:27 PM
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Cell Phone Numbers Go Public (not true - debunked inside)

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public today.

REMINDER... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow 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 BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds.

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.


Thank you,
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! Done.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by L8RGYZ View Post
.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
How does that work specificly?!?

You mean you guys get charged for people phoning you? Isn't that a bit backwards? or are the telemarketers doing collect call?

Sorry, but it just seems like an alien concept to me as I'm not US based...
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
How does that work specificly?!?

You mean you guys get charged for people phoning you? Isn't that a bit backwards? or are the telemarketers doing collect call?

Sorry, but it just seems like an alien concept to me as I'm not US based...
Basically they use your minutes, that you paid for to hassle you, thanks for the heads up by the way, it really only takes 20 seconds.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cornandp View Post
Basically they use your minutes, that you paid for to hassle you, thanks for the heads up by the way, it really only takes 20 seconds.
Again, it may sound strange for you guys... but what minutes??? WTF?!

Here in Sweden the cellphone market works the way you pay for the minutes you phone someone... all charges lie with the caller, nothing in the recieving end... And either you have a designated free minutes or a fee per minute, also the same for SMS or MMS... Works that way both with subscriptions and prepaid SIM's...

In my mind your system (if I understand it correctly...) is *** backwards... Then as you say a telemarketer is using your money to call you... At which point I'd reserve the right to be extremely rude... With our system atleast the charge lies with the one calling... ie it might be a nuisance to be called up... but atleast the telemarketer is paying the fees...

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:23 PM
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Do not call . gov to file a complaint....So how many folks would file a complaint if they don't stop calling you? LOL...I would...

I sticky'd this thread for a while, so everyone who does not know can do this...

Good call out!
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
How does that work specificly?!?

You mean you guys get charged for people phoning you? Isn't that a bit backwards? or are the telemarketers doing collect call?

Sorry, but it just seems like an alien concept to me as I'm not US based...
Here we pay for talking on our cell phones by the minute. Actually most people buy a "plan" which allow them a certain number of minutes to talk. The extra charges start when you go over that planned amount.

It is MY PHONE & I should have the right not to be bothered by these companies on a repeated & daily basis.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:26 PM
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:47 PM
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Don't sticky this as it's a big urban legend that has been around since 05 and still seems to swirl around in emails from time to time. It really took off this Spring for instance and the FTC got millions of concerned calls about it. Here is the official gooberment info about the topic being a bunch of bull...
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dnc.shtm

And here is a site that pegs this as an old rumor...
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...ldirectory.htm

There is a bunch more info confirming it as a viral email fraud if you google "telemarketers cell phones"

I think it is often perpetuated by service industry people with vast client lists (realtors, insurance sales types, loan outfits) that are looking for GREAT infomation to send you and therefore keep their name in your inbox. "Gee they really care about me". Then it gets forwarded to others by well meaning friends.

Come on Randman how did you get swindled by this post? I thought you checked your facts

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Old 11-20-2008, 06:49 PM
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Yes, apparently this is just a rumor going around. Sorry for the false alarm. Still not a bad idea to get on the Do Not Call List though.

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts...ellphones.html
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:41 AM
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When you see stuff like this in your email, check Snopes.com, they try to debunk stuff like this.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:50 AM
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hehe... I called the do not call list last night after seeing this... then got called twice from 800 552 5146 to buy meds from india? judging from the accent...
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Moto Man View Post
Don't sticky this as it's a big urban legend that has been around since 05 and still seems to swirl around in emails from time to time. It really took off this Spring for instance and the FTC got millions of concerned calls about it. Here is the official gooberment info about the topic being a bunch of bull...
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dnc.shtm

And here is a site that pegs this as an old rumor...
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...ldirectory.htm

There is a bunch more info confirming it as a viral email fraud if you google "telemarketers cell phones"

I think it is often perpetuated by service industry people with vast client lists (realtors, insurance sales types, loan outfits) that are looking for GREAT infomation to send you and therefore keep their name in your inbox. "Gee they really care about me". Then it gets forwarded to others by well meaning friends.

Come on Randman how did you get swindled by this post? I thought you checked your facts
I did check it out, as for the do not call list, not any emails...
It is still a good thing to be on the do not call list!
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:09 AM
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donotcall.gov is a wonderful thing. I've had all of my phones registered since they made it available, and when i've moved, I've made sure to register the new numbers.

If you get an "unsolicited" call after registering, just inform them that you are registered on the Federal list, and then listen for the click, they hang up immediately. It's fun.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:13 AM
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https://www.donotcall.gov/

Thanks for the reminder L8
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