Monday, March 2, 2009

A "Do Not Call List" for Cell Phones?

As an update to the SPAM post earlier, here is something to clear the confusion about unwanted cell phone solicitations:

First, there is no such thing as a "Do Not Call" list for mobile numbers. Even if you register your mobile number on the site, it does not have any effect. There is no plan under consideration to create one, either.

Secondly, the reason no such list is needed is because it is already illegal for telemarketers to call your mobile number. (Text messages from your carrier and its partners are OK, however.)

Here is a good blog site for consumer information such as the above: it is a blog by none other than Consumer Reports. Their post on this topic is here.

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