Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Misc Forums > New Technology

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 20, 2004, 10:42 AM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I hope this isn't inappropriate but I thought forum users may be interested in protecting your cell phones (camera equipped or not)from receiving solicitation calls. Check out the link which follows.

A national directory of cell phone numbers will be published soon. This
opens the door to solicitors calling our cell phones using up our minutes.
The Federal Trade Commission has set up a do not call list. You must call
FROM the number you wish to register. The number is 1-888-382-1222 (takes 1
minute) or
you can click on the link below to register your cell phones on
line.
<https://www.donotcall.gov/register/Reg.aspx>
This works for all phones, not just cell phones.

Fyi to readers...the green/red/blue text is the message as I received it...I'm not the original author (don't know who is). I pass this on as informatin for you to do with as you choose. I'm not makingrecommendations. And yes, there are exempt call types in the laws.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 20, 2004, 12:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,396
Default

I like the idea, just hope it works out. Does not each state have its own requlations making a single country wide database of do-not-calls difficult to build and enforce?

I only turn on my cell to make outgoing calls so, not much of a problem, but I do get junk emails on the phone
PeterP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2004, 12:49 PM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't really know about state by state regulations. Can't hurt to put in your number and see if it "takes". Any inbound call, even email, is air time thatmay use your minutes, similar to calls you place that do not connect. I'm not 100% about the inbound part but I know that an incompleted outbound call isusing air time.
  Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2004, 1:00 PM   #4
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

RGRotts wrote:
Quote:
A national directory of cell phone numbers will be published soon.
Please tell me it isn't so!

I'm afraid you're right. I just searched for news on this and found lots of stories:

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/internet-04zzzm.html

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/37308.html

Quote:
This opens the door to solicitors calling our cell phones using up our minutes.
The Federal Trade Commission has set up a do not call list. You must call
FROM the number you wish to register. The number is 1-888-382-1222 (takes 1
minute) or you can click on the link below to register your cell phones on
line.
<https://www.donotcall.gov/register/Reg.aspx>
This works for all phones, not just cell phones.
Yes, I've already done this with my home phones. BUT, this does not protect you from a lot of the junk calls you get. I still get calls from a variety of organizations that do not fall under the Do Not Call laws. For example, I got very sick of all of the calls from politicians before the November elections, and I still get calls from groups conducting "surveys" (probably to sell the survey results to someone else wanting to sell you something).

I'm hesitant to even put my mobile phone numbers on the list (it may make them more of a target for the other types of junk calls, since I'm not getting any of these now on them).

Hopefully, they'll pass some legislation to stop the proposed Wireless 411 services unless you want your number to be listed.



JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2004, 4:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

JimC wrote:
Quote:
[b]RGRotts ... and I still get calls from groups conducting "surveys" (probably to sell the survey results to someone else wanting to sell you something). ...
I think the best way to stop that is to lie to them. If their results are no good, they will go out of business and stop bothering us. Probably a good idea to stop short of saying things like, "My favorite hobby is ice fishing in Honolulu" - though that is tempting.
BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 1, 2005, 3:11 PM   #6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hey folks, This kinda thing has been circulating around the net for some time now. It's simply not true. The FCC has stated under no circumstances will they release a list of cell phone numbers to telemarketers.
  Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2005, 1:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TD Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,492
Default

Yup, just another hoax thats been floating around for a while now folks so dont panick
TD Cole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 4, 2005, 9:29 PM   #8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

:PIs there a law that prohibits creditors from calling your cell phones and trying to solisit payment?
  Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 1:14 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Default Cell phone solicitation opt-out truths

from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
There is a grain of truth in the message making it believable, but it's wrong on two counts: Not all cell phone numbers will be listed in the national directory planned for 2006. And telemarketers will not have access to the directory. It is illegal for marketers using auto-dialers and most do to call wireless phone numbers.

Here's the truth:

A national directory will be compiled, but numbers will be included on an opt-in basis. If a cell phone subscriber does nothing, the number will not be listed. When the directory is ready, it will be available only as part of the existing 411 directory service, accessed by calling in and asking for a specific number. It will not be published in a book or on the Internet. And it will not be sold to telemarketers.

Cell phone subscribers can list their numbers on the do-not-call registry if they choose, but there is no deadline to get on the list, as the e-mail messages now circulating suggest

Qsent's Wireless 411 service still has not seen the light of day, and several states have since passed laws requiring wireless carriers to obtain the consent of subscribers before listing them in directories. (A different company, Intelius, did offer a fee-for-use reverse cell phone number lookup service based on information obtained from non-phone company sources, but it operated that service for only a few months before announcing its discontinuation in February 2008.)

Cellular users can choose to register their cell numbers with the national Do Not Call registry, but doing so provides only a small additional measure of protection, since FCC regulations already in place block the bulk of telemarketing calls to cell phones. There is not (and never has been) a deadline to list one's phone number with the national Do Not Call Registry it can be done at any time. (Contrary to previous statements, the FTC announced in October 2007 that Do Not Call registry entries will not expire after five years, so those who signed up when the registry went into effect in June 2003 will not have to register again in 2008.)
dlrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 1:57 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

you the do not call list. My cell phones have been listed there for years.
__________________
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 PM.