Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, April 27, 2015

Your government at work.

Evidently, the feds think your cell phone should be a marketing tool for sellers - at your expense.

REMEMBER Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. 
All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and   you will start to receive sales 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. It takes about 20 seconds. 
Please forward to family and friends.  
It would have been so easy for the FCC to rule that INCOMING calls to mobile units would be paid for by the CALLER, just like any phone call before in history - but no, crony capitalism and lobbyists ensured that YOU have to work to remove your number from the lists - and calls from "charities" and "political action committees" are exempt from the "no call" list.
AND, you have to renew this every five years or you get more phone spam.

Another thing I've ranted about in the past is caller ID - it is trivial to come up with a system that can't be hacked, and even easier for CONgress to pass a law making foxing Caller ID a felony - but no, again, the phone company wanted to leave wiggle room for telemarketers and scam artiists.

I'll shut up now - but remember to call and get your cell on the no-call list!

1 comment:

  1. This has been floating around for at least ten years. Not much truth to it.