Skip to comments.Telemarketers Will Soon Have Access To Your Cell Phone Number
Posted on 12/04/2004 2:57:01 PM PST by BulletBobCo
Telemarketers will soon have access to your cell phone number.
This spring, all cell phone numbers will be put into a directory. The good news is, you do not have to worry about losing your friend's cell phone number. The bad news is, telemarketers will be calling your phone and using up your minutes.
"It would be an option if you wanted to be in a directory or not. There could be some advantages - some people are virtually unreachable. About 5% of the cell phone users don't have a land line listing anywhere, so you lose your friends cell number and you don't have a way to get to them. So there could be that advantage", said Pamela Meyer of the Better Business Bureau.
If you wish to have your cell phone number added to the Do Not Call List, call 1-888-382-1222. You must call from the number you wish to have added to the list.
I went to this web site and it took me all of 5 minutes to place one home and two cell phones on this "do not call" list.
ping for later
Thanks for the link.
However, I thought it was illegal for telemarketers to call cell phone numbers? Mostly because of costs to the consumer.
one more reason for me not to own a cell :-)
Something must have changed.
Its too bad they can't hijack phones the way they can computers. At least on Windows, the shadier side of the e-commerce world can hijack home pages to produce traffic for sites that would never get visited of their own accord.
I did the " do not call " thing for my regular phone last year ..It lasted all of about a month then the calls started coming again as usual..They are all in bed with eachother and your cell wont stop ringing no matter what soon..The whole damn idea of a cell phone is that it's private and the only people who have the # are those who you give it to ..Who the hell wants their cell # published.?.What a bunch of bullshit they are feeding us .
Federal law has barred telemarketers from using auto-dialers to call cell phones.
oh yea , thats really worked Spare me that joke..
yeah, funny thing about privacy issues. something always seems to change.
allow me to tout once again my idea that all unique information related to one's indentification is proprietary. Hopefully there's a lawyer with backbone enough to stand up for it.
If I don't recognize the number that comes up on the caller ID of my cell phone, I don't answer, and I do not have a voice mail set upany more-I've already gotten several solicitation calls on my cell phone.
Soon, however, some of the privacy that cell phones provide may be eroded. Six national wireless companies (AllTel, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint PCS, and T-Mobile) have banded together and hired Qsent, Inc. to produce a Wireless 411 service. Their goal is to pool their listings to create a comprehensive directory of cell phone customer names and phone numbers that would be made available to directory assistance providers. (In most places, telephone users can call directory assistance at 411 [for local numbers] or by dialing an area code plus 555-1212 [for out-of-area numbers] and, by providing enough information to identify an individual phone customer [usually a full name and city of residence], obtain that customer's phone number.
Yep. If you have spyware on your PC, sometimes you'll get a bill for an outfit you never heard of. Your modem dialed into a dialer for a porno site, socking you with a sticker shock bill.
If anyone wants to call MY cell phone, I expect them to pay the per minute charges.
My thoughts exactly. Hey, if marketers want to call you, let them pay for the cell phone air minutes. Its only fair.
I was just reading this when my cell phone company called me (on the cell phone) and tried offering me some discount if I'd sign up for 2 more years' service.
monkees in the zoo laugh at the idea of providing a phone number to someone for the purpose of not getting calls.