Thursday, February 7, 2008

Do You Need To Re-Register For The National Do Not Call Registry??

Some good info to the question National Do Not Call Registry - do you need to re-register??
Adam Pash at lifeHacker reminds us to Banish telemarketers from your phone as those of us who signed up for the NDNCR five years ago will start seeing our registrations expire. I sort of, kinda remember hearing that registration on the list only last five years. Why? I have no clue, personally I'd like a lifetime membership but I guess if you move/change numbers that would leave the older numbers locked. Hmm, maybe they did think this through... Anyway, here's a clip from the lifehacker post:

"The National Do Not Call Registry allows you to register your phone number as a do not call number for all telemarketers, so that you don't have to tell them all, individually and ever-so-politely, to "Please put me on your do not call list."

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years."

Read more here: http://lifehacker.com/software/telemarketers/banish-telemarketers-from-your-phone-153828.php

You can access the NDNCR directly here: https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx. Just click on the register button and you'll be allowed to enter up to three telephone/cell numbers, enter and verify your email address and then submit. One quirky item is that they send a seperate email for each number entered, so I had to click/verify the home and two cell numbers I had re-registered in three individual emails. Not too burdensome considering the positive gains with no more annoying telemarketer calls.


Read more here: http://ravenyoung.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!17376F4C11A91E0E!3847.entry

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