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PSA - The 'Do Not Call' List

If you have not already submitted your cell phone number to the national 'Do Not Call' registry, you should do so. As of today, cell phone numbers are required to be released to telemarketers, and you can begin receiving sales calls. You will be charged for these calls.

To put your cell phone number on the 'Do Not Call' list, dial this number and follow the instructions. It will only take a moment. You can only register the telephone number of the phone you are calling from.


This has been verified by Snopes.


How can they charge you for an unsolicited sales call? And how can they justify releasing a huge set of numbers enmasse to sales companies?

Many cell phone providers charge minutes for sending or receiving a call -- the best way to prevent paying for unwanted incoming calls is to not automatically answer calls, but to use the caller ID function.

Really? That is really bad. If you travel abroad with your mobile (cell) in the UK then you are charged for receiving as well as sending but domestically happily no such thing. There'd be quite an outcry.

I think our call charges are higher though so it may balance out.

Unless I'm missing something, according to Snopes that isn't true. Article here -- I've gotten emails along these lines every year or so from my co-workers, and nothing ever comes from it.

Where did you see it verified on Snopes? The only mention I could find of it there lists it as false.

The way to put your phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry is to go to


There is not a phone number to call for this.