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Old 09-22-2007, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(WASHINGTON) — The cherished dinner hour void of telemarketers could vanish next year for millions of people when phone numbers begin dropping off the national Do Not Call list.

The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list, says there is a simple fix. But some lawmakers think it is a hassle to expect people to re-register their phone numbers every five years.

Numbers placed on the registry, begun in June 2003, are valid for five years. For the millions of people who signed onto the list in its early days, their numbers will automatically drop off beginning next June if they do not enroll again.

'Do Not Call' List to Expire - TIME
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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(WASHINGTON) — The cherished dinner hour void of telemarketers could vanish next year for millions of people when phone numbers begin dropping off the national Do Not Call list.

The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list, says there is a simple fix. But some lawmakers think it is a hassle to expect people to re-register their phone numbers every five years.

Numbers placed on the registry, begun in June 2003, are valid for five years. For the millions of people who signed onto the list in its early days, their numbers will automatically drop off beginning next June if they do not enroll again.

'Do Not Call' List to Expire - TIME
Well, they can call my land line. I dumped it a while back when AT&T wanted $10 a month to have the number unlisted. I heard that cell phone numbers are the next target, any truth to that rumor?
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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That works if you have the same number. I moved since then so I registered as soon as I had a new number. I am good til 2012.
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