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#166860 - 02/11/09 03:11 AM Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month
Erik_B Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
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Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.- all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sales calls.

.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:
888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your
time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the
cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a
different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20
seconds.


and now my little rant: THIS IS bull****!! HOW CAN THIS BE LEGAL? I CERTAINLY NEVER GAVE ANYONE PREMISSION TO HAND OUT MY CELLPHONE NUMBER TO THE WHOLE ****ING WORLD. AND THIS IS WORSE THAN THEM CALLING ME AT HOME, CUZ I DONT' GET CHARGED FOR EVERY INCOMING CALL ON A LANDLINE. THIS IS A WHOLE NOTHER LEVEL OF ASS-RAPING bull****!! F**K!!!1


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#166861 - 02/11/09 03:15 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Erik_B]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Don't worry, just another urban myth.

From Snopes.com-- Celling Your Soul

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#166866 - 02/11/09 04:10 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Arney]
Erik_B Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
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i'm both very relieved that this if fake, and very pissed that i got all worked up over nothing
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Originally Posted By: scafool
Camping teaches us what things we can live without.


Originally Posted By: ironraven
...Shopping appeals to the soul of the hunter-gatherer.

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#166868 - 02/11/09 04:26 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Erik_B]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2160
Loc: Colorado
This myth has been circulating for years.

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#166870 - 02/11/09 04:34 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: haertig]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Uh, Fellas.....

I hate to burst your bubble, but they were released in Texas. We do have a no call list here. It made quite a splash on the news a while back. Been too busy dodging Tornados this evening to look for the info.
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#166872 - 02/11/09 04:39 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Desperado]
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
I do get some text message spam from time to time as does my wife.
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#166875 - 02/11/09 07:00 AM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Erik_B]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2160
Loc: Colorado
If you want to have some fun, plug the entire first sentence of the original post into Google:

Quote:
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.- all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sales calls


Then paste the entire second sentence into Google:

Quote:
YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS


You'll find this hoax has been going around for years. And tons of official sounding people/news/websites claim it is true. Some people do get sales calls on their cellphones, often times because they screwed themselves by sending a text message in response to some freebie deal - and their phone number was "harvested" from that. But some people getting sales calls or robo-calls on their cellphones does not prove this hoax is true.

Don't believe everything you read.

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#166877 - 02/11/09 12:07 PM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: haertig]
Mike_H Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
Anyone who gets called on their cellphone via an autodialer can take serious actions. The FCC prohibits this!
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#166878 - 02/11/09 12:41 PM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: Mike_H]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Originally Posted By: Mike_H
Anyone who gets called on their cellphone via an autodialer can take serious actions. The FCC prohibits this!


They'll get right to it after the IRS presses charges against Pols who don't pay their taxes
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#166879 - 02/11/09 12:55 PM Re: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month [Re: haertig]
Erik_B Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
Loc: Somewhere in my own little wor...
Originally Posted By: haertig
If you want to have some fun, plug the entire first sentence of the original post into Google:

Quote:
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.- all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sales calls


Then paste the entire second sentence into Google:

Quote:
YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS


You'll find this hoax has been going around for years. And tons of official sounding people/news/websites claim it is true. Some people do get sales calls on their cellphones, often times because they screwed themselves by sending a text message in response to some freebie deal - and their phone number was "harvested" from that. But some people getting sales calls or robo-calls on their cellphones does not prove this hoax is true.

Don't believe everything you read.


yeah, i did just that after people on two different boards linked to two different pages debunking this. i went ahead and put my cell number on the no-call list anyway, since i HAVE been getting enough cell-spam to consider it a problem.


Edited by Erik_B (02/11/09 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted By: scafool
Camping teaches us what things we can live without.


Originally Posted By: ironraven
...Shopping appeals to the soul of the hunter-gatherer.

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