Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public; not

I posted something that was in error regarding registering your cell phones so telemarketers could not obtain your number. There is an e-mail circulating as well as some media reports; all in error.

The most important is the following:

Contrary to the e-mail, cell phone numbers are NOT being released to telemarketers, and you will NOT soon be getting telemarketing calls on your cell phone.

There is NO deadline by which you must register your cell phone number on the Registry.

There is only ONE DNC Registry. There is no separate registry for cell phones.

The DNC Registry accepts registrations from both cell phones and land lines. You must call from the phone number that you want to register.

So, no need to rush and register but definitely register. Life is just a little nicer without those pesky calls. If you've registered for more than 31 days and are still getting calls, file a complaint.

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.