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Are you already on the DO NOT CALL list to keep telemarketers from calling you your cellphone...?

Asked by flo (7361 points ) November 27th, 2010

1)Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
2)all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.You will be charged for these calls.

I just got this info from a friend in the U.S. Do you live in a country where this is against consumer laws? If so which country is it?

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I registered with the National Do Not Call Registry a while ago. From what it says, your number remains on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008.

I was getting ready to add links to Snopes, but @MissAnthrope beat me too it. That has been floating around since about 2004.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I am on the Do Not Call list, but what you are referring to is an urban legend. Thankfully, there are no plans to make cell phone numbers public.

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flo's avatar

@MissAnthrope @Seaofclouds thanks for the relief! Are the links in a paricular order by the way?

Vortico's avatar

@flo If this is 100% accurate, thanks for the warning. However, @MissAnthrope gives some good links about the “urban legend”.

flo's avatar

@Vortico you should be on the DNC list, but I will let you read @MissAnthrope ‘s answer above.

Vortico's avatar

Oops, I edited my answer before you replied.

FrogOnFire's avatar

I believe it’s illegal in the U.S. for telemarketers to call your cell phone. So even if cell phone numbers went public (and it could be argued that they’re already quite public), you’re not gong to see any telemarketers calling your cell phone. If they do, tell them to take you off their list and file a complaint with the FCC.

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