How To Stop Telemarketers From Calling Your Cell Phone FOREVER
Well, that headline is one claim that seems to good to be true. . .
But that’s what the Federal Government is promising based on a new Act that went into effect this year. It is promising that after registering a phone number with the National Do-Not-Call List, your number will now be permanently placed on that list…forever.
Now, with the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, all numbers put on the list will be permanently saved. However, numbers will be dropped from the list each time you disconnect the telephone number and someone else gets assigned.
And in a very weird option offered, you can actually delete your phone number from the Do No Call Registry if you want telemarketers to resume calling you all day and night. Can someone let me know why you would want this option?
In any case, here’s how to place your telephone number(s) or confirm their placement on the National Do Not Call Registry. . .
IMPORTANT TIP: Make sure you click on the VERIFICATION LINK in the follow-up email sent to your email account. Without this last step, your telephone number won’t be placed on the list successfully!
Cell Phone Do Not Call Registry List. Here’s information straight from the FTC regarding cell phone numbers:
You may place your personal cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry has accepted cell phone numbers since it opened for registrations in June 2003. There is no deadline to register a home or cell phone number on the Registry.
You may have received an email telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database; however, that is not the case. Federal Communications Commission regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers.
So the bottom line is that you should register your cell phone numbers immediately just like your home telephone numbers with the list.