Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Spend phone time wisely: Federal Do Not Call list

If telemarketers have ever interrupted you at an inopportune time, you may want to consider registering your phone number with the federal Do Not Call list. Simply visit and submit the required information. After 31 days, most telemarketers should stop calling. If they don't you can file a complaint. Note that some organizations (charities, politicians, polltakers, to name a few) are exempt. Your number will be registered for five years. For more information, visit the Do Not Call FAQ.

Now since you don't have telemarketers to worry about, you can spend that time in other more useful ways. At the least you can use that saved 30 seconds to just click.

1 comment:

Karama said...

This just in from my Uncle Agin' on another way to register:

"In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start receiving sales calls on your cell phones.

Call this number from your cell phone (1-888-382-1222). It is the National Do Not Call list.  It blocks your number for 5 years.  You mus call from your cell phone.  It took me just one minute to do it.  You may want to distribute this information to your family and friends."

Thanks Uncle Agin!