Friday, December 04, 2009

National Do Not Call Registry

Whenver some jackhole Republican-Libertarian says that government does not work, don't point to the moon landing (which they won't believe) or World War II - a better example is: National Do Not Call Registry:
According to the 2009 Economic Report of the President, prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors: The program has proved quite popular: as of 2007, according to one survey, 72 percent of Americans had registered on the list, and 77 percent of those say that it made a large difference in the number of telemarketing calls that they receive (another 14 percent report a small reduction in calls). Another survey, conducted less than a year after the Do Not Call list was implemented, found that people who registered for the list saw a reduction in telemarketing calls from an average of 30 calls per month to an average of 6 per month.
And for cellphone, this website sez:
In most cases, telemarketing to consumers' cellular phones is illegal. Telemarketers cannot call you on your cell phone without your prior consent.

If you would still like to get on the National Do Not Call Registry, the do not call list for cell phones is the same list as for land lines. You can join the list online or by calling a toll-free number.

To join online, visit You'll enter your cell phone number with area code and a valid email address. Telemarketers should stop calling your number within 31 days of your registering.

To join via telephone, call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want to add to the list. Follow the prompts on the recording and your number will be added to the list.
Pic from the second website.

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