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    Do not call info...

    My aunt works for verizon and sent this to me... I figured it was worth sharing...

    To prevent unwanted telemarketing calls, call the following number from your phone:
    888-382-1222.

    It's the N ational 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 number you want to have blocked.
    You cannot call from a different phone number.

    This 800 number can be used for your residence telephone number too.
    Again, you must call from the number you want to have blocked. If you
    have done this previously it is time for renewal. Have a great week!
    Last edited by Illiy; 10-30-07 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Corrected info

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    You can also do it here...

    https://www.donotcall.gov/

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    The part about cell phone numbers being released is an urban legend (for now--I wouldn't be surprised if it became real someday! )

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

    But https://www.donotcall.gov/ is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    The part about cell phone numbers being released is an urban legend (for now--I wouldn't be surprised if it became real someday! )

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

    But https://www.donotcall.gov/ is real.
    Thanks...

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    HAHAHAHA my aunt got mad when I asked her about the snopes thing!

    here is her response!

    Illy,

    Verizon is a better source for information regarding this subject. Verizon establishes these services with Government Agencies to protect our Customers. My personal experience is that I have done this with my residence number for the last five years and it has been very effective (it is now hitting the Cell phone service). It is totally up to you if you opt to ignore this. I will remove you from my distribution list going forward since you have your own resources. Have a great day.

    P.S.
    The exception is that if you have done business with any of these callers they can continue to call you regardless of the call block.

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    Offer to send your aunt some Midol.
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    What does she do at Verizon?
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Offer to send your aunt some Midol.
    HAHAHAHA no kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    What does she do at Verizon?
    She is a service manager for big accounts like city of la, police depts. hospitals... things like that...

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    Yeah ok.

    Ask her if the Federal Trade Commission is a good enough source for her.

    http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/04/dnc.shtm

    "If you’ve received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case."
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    One would think she'd have something more official to distribute other than an old urban legend with a smattering of truth. I've been a Verizon customer for a few years now and they have yet to inform me about such things to protect me.




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    I hear you guys...

    Some people aren't worth arguing with...

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    What about the text message I received the other day? (Nextel, not Verizon)

    "Hey it's Carol
    Gut reaction
    See this Stock, R P D M Rapid Fire Marketing, Get in
    you won't regret it.
    God's green earth"

    Wtf?

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    haha! I think it's funny your aunt is a biotch. I've never had a telemarketer call my cell. Just Reca, who's just as bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1*girl View Post
    What about the text message I received the other day? (Nextel, not Verizon)

    "Hey it's Carol
    Gut reaction
    See this Stock, R P D M Rapid Fire Marketing, Get in
    you won't regret it.
    God's green earth"

    Wtf?
    Point of information: If any of you do not use your text messaging - I certainly don't - you can call your cell phone carrier and they will disable the service. That way you will not get unsolicited text messages from advertizers.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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    just for my general knowledge if telemarketers are not suspossed to call your cell phone why have i had 3 call me in the last month?
    "Be Polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfranklin01 View Post
    just for my general knowledge if telemarketers are not suspossed to call your cell phone why have i had 3 call me in the last month?
    Could be something you got yourself tied up in through a sweepstakes, giving your number to a shady business or something else that led to it being on a call list. That sucks Or your number was recycled.

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    im betting on the recycled number. i never enter my cell on line for anything.
    "Be Polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    haha! I think it's funny your aunt is a biotch. I've never had a telemarketer call my cell. Just Reca, who's just as bad.

    That is putting it nicely... I can't stand her! She thinks I am privileged to get her junk mail... I thought it was good.. but if it isn't true suck it up... She can't...

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