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dolphan39
06-27-2003, 09:33 AM
Anti-Telemarketing List Opens for Registration (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=569&ncid=578&e=3&u=/nm/20030627/tc_nm/telecoms_telemarketing_dc)
Federal officials said consumers are now able to place their home and mobile telephone numbers on a free, national "do not call list" of households that do not want to receive telephone sales calls, by logging on to (http://donotcall.gov) or calling 1-888-382-1222. :yes:

Muck
06-27-2003, 10:55 AM
The site is being overrun. Imagine that. :)

I'm so glad this finally came about.

WeVie
06-27-2003, 11:25 AM
Man is that great or what. I already had to call the phone company to see what could be done and they put me on a state do not call list so I don't have any calls at all now. That was about a year or so ago. Before I did that I would get at least six or seven calls every single day starting at about eigth in the morning.

I also read there were they are going to sue due to free speech rights. Yeah right.

Muck
06-27-2003, 11:42 AM
Free speech my azz. I have the right not to be HARASSED. We'll sue for HARASSMENT.

Bobby Humphrey
06-27-2003, 12:23 PM
in 4 years of not living with my parents i have yet to even get one telemarketing call.

Muck
06-27-2003, 12:31 PM
I don't get them either. I only have a cell phone. :) But I go visit my parents and their phone doesn't stop ringing. I'm signing them up ASAP.

dolphan39
06-27-2003, 01:22 PM
telemarketers are the 1 good thing about my 5 year old answering the phone - they hang up on her :lol:

t2thejz
06-27-2003, 02:13 PM
yea my house gets so much, but i just hang up on them, or play games with them

Bobby Humphrey
06-27-2003, 02:39 PM
Muck, i don't want u to feel left out of the action, give me your number and i will try to sell you something.

Capt. Dick
06-27-2003, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Bobby Humphrey
Muck, i don't want u to feel left out of the action, give me your number and i will try to sell you something.


:lol:

dolphan39
06-27-2003, 03:49 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=569&ncid=578&e=3&u=/nm/20030627/tc_nm/telecoms_telemarketing_dc


By noon the list had grown to 370,000 and the Web site was receiving 1,000 hits per second, the FTC said. :eek:

Capt. Dick
06-27-2003, 03:52 PM
No wonder I couldn`t get in!

Muck
06-27-2003, 03:56 PM
Wait till 2-3 am. I doubt you'll have trouble then. :) Then again, we're talking about sticking it to telemarketers. :)

Capt. Dick
06-27-2003, 04:16 PM
Finally got in and registered....waiting for e-mail notification. :D

Capt. Dick
06-28-2003, 11:39 AM
Anybody else having problems registering? I`ve done it twice. You`re supposed to get two e-mail notifications that you are supposed to click on to complete the process. I haven`t received them.

Capt. Dick
06-28-2003, 12:05 PM
OK....nevermind....got em. :up:

Muck
06-28-2003, 12:26 PM
Now if they'd only start something that fights FAX spam. My family's business gets slammed with them. Not only is it tying up an important business line, but they're using YOUR paper for THEIR advertising. Burns me up.

iceblizzard69
06-28-2003, 12:29 PM
I signed up last night at 11:30 and didn't have any problems. I hate sales calls.

Hellion
06-29-2003, 05:24 PM
I just signed up and sent the link to a bunch of friends and family.