Getting Listed On The National Cell Do-Not-Call List

Hey, there!

For awhile now, land lines in residences have been able to be added to a national Do Not Call Registry, and now, cell phones are subject to the same privilege.

And there’s a very good reason you should add your number to that list: money.

You don’t like to be bothered at the dinner table (or first thing in the morning if you want to sleep in) with pesky telemarketers calling you at home. And you’re able to add your wired land-line POTS or VOIP number to the National Do Not Call Registry to prevent that. At least for the most part – some telemarketers ignore the do-not-call list and call anyway.

But, it has seemed to work reasonably well.

Now, cell phones can be added to the list, and you should do so immediately.


Because rather than being a simple annoyance, unwanted calls on your cell could cost you money, depending upon the plan you have with your cell company.

And no one wants to risk that, right?

Here’s what you do.

From your cell phone (and it has to be from the cell phone you want placed on the Registry), dial 1-888-382-1222 and confirm that you want your phone number on the list. Don’t worry – like the land line National Do Not Call Registry, this is run by the Federal Trade Commission, and telemarketers are required to remove all numbers on their lists that are also on the Registry. You can get more information at the FTC site that’s been set up for this:

Ah. That’s much quieter, isn’t it?

Hope this helps.


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  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!

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