On Your Side: Do Not Call Turns 5

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, September 24, 2007

NORTH AUGUSTA -- The national list that makes sure your phone stays silent most of the time is turning 5-years-old this year.

We're talking about the Do Not Call List and now is a good reminder to get registered for it.

Folks who signed up in 2002 will need to register their phone numbers again. And, for those of you who are annoyed by telemarketers and aren't signed up, you may want to give it a try.

If you get more calls from telemarketers than you can handle, then you need to sign up for the Do Not Call List. It's a Federal Program that is free and only requires you to register your phone number. Aside from a few exceptions, the calls will stop.

It is 5-years-old this year and that birthday, of sorts, means if signed up when it started in 2002; it's time to get re-registered. Many of you might not be aware the initial sign-up only covered you for five years.

All this time later, a lot of people are signed up, but a lot are not.

Consider this your notification, if you want almost all telemarketers out of your life, get registered for it. Your life may be a lot more peaceful if you do.

You can either call 1-888-382-1222 or you can go to http://www.donotcall.gov to get your phones registered.

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  • by Patty Location: Downtown Augusta on Sep 25, 2007 at 10:00 AM
    On the do-not call list...I registered with Bell South from the beginning NOT to have these pests calling...but the very first day I have my phone, the Sheriffs call trying to raise money. I laughed and told them to come bust my neighbor who freely deals drugs (and has had the police called on him many, many times) and I'd give them a donation...I hung up in their face.
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