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    I just received an e-mail this morning that stated that by the end of this month EVERYONE's cellphone number will be made PUBLIC by order of the FCC. I called my carrier and confirmed this. Plus we will be charge for the minutes all the telemarketers will use calling you. I am PO because I pay extra to have my number not to be listed anywhere. I reccomend that people call the National Call Block number at 1-888-382-1222 to have their number blocked for 5 years. Like I said I called and confirmed this with my carrier Sprint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltech59 View Post
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    I just received an e-mail this morning that stated that by the end of this month EVERYONE's cellphone number will be made PUBLIC by order of the FCC. I called my carrier and confirmed this. Plus we will be charge for the minutes all the telemarketers will use calling you. I am PO because I pay extra to have my number not to be listed anywhere. I reccomend that people call the National Call Block number at 1-888-382-1222 to have their number blocked for 5 years. Like I said I called and confirmed this with my carrier Sprint.
    For more info on this:
    http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...C-293502A1.pdf

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    I just received an e-mail this morning that stated that by the end of this month EVERYONE's cellphone number will be made PUBLIC by order of the FCC. I called my carrier and confirmed this. Plus we will be charge for the minutes all the telemarketers will use calling you. I am PO because I pay extra to have my number not to be listed anywhere. I reccomend that people call the National Call Block number at 1-888-382-1222 to have their number blocked for 5 years. Like I said I called and confirmed this with my carrier Sprint.
    For more info on this:
    http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...C-293502A1.pdf
    I appreciate seeing that info cruz but my question is this- If it was not true why did my carrier confirmed the e-mail I received? That is why I posted this. If I didn't have some sort of confirmation I would not have posted.

    Hey Everyone *Please Pass This On To *All Your *Friends
    *It takes about 20 seconds.
    REMEMBER: CELL PHONES NUMBERS GO PUBLIC THIS MONTH
    REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being
    released to telemarketing companies
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * and you WILL BE CHARGED
    FOR THESE CALLS
    Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will
    be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
    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 number you want to have blocked.
    You cannot call from a different phone number.
    HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS......
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    I appreciate seeing that info cruz but my question is this- If it was not true why did my carrier confirmed the e-mail I received? That is why I posted this. If I didn't have some sort of confirmation I would not have posted.

    Hey Everyone *Please Pass This On To *All Your *Friends
    *It takes about 20 seconds.
    REMEMBER: CELL PHONES NUMBERS GO PUBLIC THIS MONTH
    REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being
    released to telemarketing companies
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * and you WILL BE CHARGED
    FOR THESE CALLS
    Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will
    be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
    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 number you want to have blocked.
    You cannot call from a different phone number.
    HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS......
    Just a general rule I follow, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear..all depends on who you were speaking with at the carrier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltech59 View Post
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    I appreciate seeing that info cruz but my question is this- If it was not true why did my carrier confirmed the e-mail I received? That is why I posted this. If I didn't have some sort of confirmation I would not have posted.

    Hey Everyone *Please Pass This On To *All Your *Friends
    *It takes about 20 seconds.
    REMEMBER: CELL PHONES NUMBERS GO PUBLIC THIS MONTH
    REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being
    released to telemarketing companies
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * and you WILL BE CHARGED
    FOR THESE CALLS
    Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will
    be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
    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 number you want to have blocked.
    You cannot call from a different phone number.
    HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS......
    i really don't have an answer to your question of why you were told this by your carrier but... i work for a telecommunication company and deal with the FCC and other telecom companies' customer service on a daily basis and i can tell you there are many reps at many of these companies that don't know what they are talking about and will just tell you what you want to hear to get you off the phone.

    i would suggest you contact your carrier and request to speak to a manager, the manager should be able to verify that this information is in fact false and speak to their department for future instances so customers are not misinformed again.

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    Thank you Laney. I was forward that e-mail from someone I know in the state department which doesn't mean it is a true fact. I tend to believe what you said because I called my carrier (2) more times and each rep knew nothing about it. So I apologize to everyone for any confusion my post might have caused. It never was my intent to pass on "BAD" information and it never will be. It was just the source it came from and then the rep at my carrier giving confirmation to it, I just thought I would post it just to inform members. Again EVERYONE has my deepest apology.
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    No need to apologize, if anything you helped inform our members that this is bogus information and for that we thank you.

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    Thank you Laney. I love BBOS and if there is something I can help someone with I will always try my best. And if there is something like this I will always apologize for.
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    Thanks for the info. The FCC wont let us be...im calling that number now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltech59 View Post
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    I appreciate seeing that info cruz but my question is this- If it was not true why did my carrier confirmed the e-mail I received? That is why I posted this. If I didn't have some sort of confirmation I would not have posted.

    Hey Everyone *Please Pass This On To *All Your *Friends
    *It takes about 20 seconds.
    REMEMBER: CELL PHONES NUMBERS GO PUBLIC THIS MONTH
    REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being
    released to telemarketing companies
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * and you WILL BE CHARGED
    FOR THESE CALLS
    Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will
    be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
    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 number you want to have blocked.
    You cannot call from a different phone number.
    HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS......
    Just my .02 here....This is not a new e-mail. I received it about 3 or 4 years ago. The first time I got it I treated it like any other junk chain email. By the 2nd and 3rd, I looked into it and found the info about it being false. (See Snope write up here.) I did however go ahead and register my cell numbers with the Do Not Call Registry just to be safe :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

    Oh and by the way the Do Not Call registry does not expire after 5 years. Once you are registered you do not have to re-register. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1987 View Post
    Just my .02 here....This is not a new e-mail. I received it about 3 or 4 years ago. The first time I got it I treated it like any other junk chain email. By the 2nd and 3rd, I looked into it and found the info about it being false. (See Snope write up here.) I did however go ahead and register my cell numbers with the Do Not Call Registry just to be safe :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

    Oh and by the way the Do Not Call registry does not expire after 5 years. Once you are registered you do not have to re-register. (Source)
    Thanks for the info. Again like I stated to Laney, I apologize to everyone for getting duped by this e-mail and posting it.
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