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Author Topic: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.  (Read 1720 times)

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Dan J.

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Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« on: October 05, 2006, 11:05:03 AM »
  JUST A REMINDER....6 days from today, all cell phone numbers are
being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to 
receive sale 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.
 
or    www.donotcall.gov

Offline Gary85741

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Re: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 08:47:13 AM »

     I'm one of the very few people I guess who don't have a cell phone.  But glad you gave this heads-up for everyone who does.
     Nothing much in life irritates me more than these blasted telemarketing calls.  I'm on the national DNC [do not call] list so they're not as frequent as they once were.
     However, the DNC policy makes a number of exceptions.  Surveyors, political organizations, and not-for-profits are allowed to call, as well as any place with which one has an existing business relationship (and all their subsidiaries etc.)
     An unwanted interruption is an unwanted interruption!  I've been pulled off dinner and from TV for soft drink and all sorts of other surveys, political polling surveys, political telemarketing, and non-profits wanting money.  I always tell all of them to put me on their own DNC list [which they are required to honor] but it doesn't always work.  I've had to report some of these to the Better Business Bureau from time to time.  I've started to tell the surveyors that due to the volume of such calls I receive, I charge $25 to complete a survey.  That usually produces a...'CLICK'...LOL.
     I think Congress needs to revisit and put more 'teeth' into the DNC policy.  I'd propose a ban of all unsolicited non-personal calls.  Then, establish a "do call" list for those who want them.  It would read something like this:  "Yes...I want to receive unsolicited non-personal calls.  I don't mind being woken up, pulled off a meal, or away from the TV or bathroom for all sorts of these idiotic calls."
     Do people really want these calls!?  I have caller ID so can usually tell when it's one of them, but have realized it does no good to ignore them as they'll keep calling until I answer...grrr!  Would I vote for someone, or for a proposition, because I was interrupted with a pitch call?  Is that how I'd make up my mind on for whom to vote?

     Of lesser aggravation is junk mail, though it's still irritating.  Places that keep sending me stuff over and over get it back from me with a 'return to sender.'  That way they have to pay the return postage.  It doesn't seem to dissuade them though.
     The two prime offenders at present are AARP, and the university from which I graduated.

     Well I got it out of my system now I guess...until the next call that is...LOL.

Gary
Poz since '89. 
Current regimen: Rescriptor, Emtriva, Kaletra, Invirase, Acyclovir, Lisinopril, Lipitor, Prilosec, Valium, Testim, Nandrolone, Loperamidr, Marinol.

Offline Teresa

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Re: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 11:35:31 AM »
Gary,

I got a telemarketing call once and as soon as i knew it was "them" I said oh God can you hold on. I laid the phone down and went back 20 minutes later....I did that everytime I got a call until i got on the no call list.

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 04:53:45 PM »
Hello Dan,

Thanks for posting this. When they started the "do not dial" several years ago, I  immediately put our home phone number on that list. It virtually wiped out almost every telemarketer call ( except for the charities)

I remember hearing something about solicitors calling on cells phones. I only have that Pay as you go cell phone. I rarely use it except for emergencies, but if I get solicitation calls on it, it would take my minutes away. I will have to keep an eye on it...


Thanks------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 09:15:40 PM »
Just an update,

Opened up the Verizon telephone bill, a couple minutes ago. They had an advertisement in there for the "do not call" option

Stated the following : (Fl. Residents)

 "You don't have to register with the Florida dept. of Agriculture and consumer services.

Under the Florida Sales solicitation Law, telemarketers, can not solicit any residence, cellular, or mobile pager, that is NOT registered to receive sales calls.


Be aware, you can receive calls from telemarketers if:

You asked them to call

A real estate agent responds to an advertisement

They are calling about an existing debt or contract, payment or performance of which has not been completed at the time of such call.

You have had a prior or existing business relationship with them.

They are calling on behalf of a newspaper.




Ray



Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Gary85741

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Re: Stop Telemarketers from calling your cell phone.
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2006, 09:38:55 AM »
(in part):  ...Be aware, you can receive calls from telemarketers if: they are calling on behalf of a newspaper...


Ray,

OMG...where'd I put that Valium?  I wonder why Florida includes an exception for newspapers trying to rope in subscribers?

They are the worst offenders.  I had to report Tucson Daily Star to the Better Business Bureau.  Repeatedly I've told them not to call...but the calls just kept comin' anyway until I reported them.  I used to subscribe to their Sunday paper, but cancelled it in order to remove the "preexisting business relationship."



and...Teresa,

That's pretty good...he he.  I'm tempted to try that sometime.  Or...I may ask the telemarketer for their home phone number so I can return their call while they are eating their dinner later.


Gary
Poz since '89. 
Current regimen: Rescriptor, Emtriva, Kaletra, Invirase, Acyclovir, Lisinopril, Lipitor, Prilosec, Valium, Testim, Nandrolone, Loperamidr, Marinol.

 


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