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Do not call list 4 cell phones

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green-Pro, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420


    To All Cell Phone Users:

    Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to
    telemarketing firms. So this means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may start
    ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home phone, most
    of you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers will eat up
    free minutes and end up costing money in the long run.

    According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th 2004 (Today!!!)
    to get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones. They said that
    you need to call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that you wish to have
    put on the "do not call list" to be put on the list. They also said you
    can do it online at http://www.donotcall.gov/

    Registering only takes a minute, is in effect for 5 years and will
    possibly save you money (definitely frustration)! Make sure you register

  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    There's already a thread about this in the "Elements of Business". You apparently haven't watched the news because it's not true.
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I heard the cell phone part was a scam too.
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Sorry, looks like corporate was duped as well, was merely trying to help :blush:

    We just received word from IT Helpdesk that they are checking into this "Do Not Call" number and web site to make sure it is not a hoax. Please wait until you receive word from them before proceeding.

  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    That's OK whether or not it's true. Like they always say about an ounce of prevention. I went ahead and registered my cell phone anyway. It's funny how all these large corporations say one thing and do another. When it comes right down to it they will sell the phone numbers to telemarketing firms if the price is right. Plus, on top of that they get to charge you for the talk time. So much for your privacy.
  6. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 271

    Thanks for you help either way!!
  7. PrecisionLawnsInc

    PrecisionLawnsInc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    The link above is the legitimate web site for the do not call list.


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