Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stop marketing calls to your cell phone

I just did it. You can, too.

The number to call using your cell phone is 1-888-382-1222.

It connects you to the Federal Trade Commission and in a few steps you can register your cell phone to make incoming marketing calls, for which you will pay, STOP. Or at least to make the caller liable to penalty.

Alas, the stop doesn't take effect for a month, so in the interim you could get some calls. I got one recently and am still boiling.

Thanks, Kristin, for the tip.

UPDATE: Much later someone sent an email saying this was a canard, and cell phones are not open to marketing calls. Great, but why am I getting marketing text messsages on my cell phone? Is a text message something different?

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