Do Not Call Goes Mobile

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As businesses know, prospective customers have gone mobile.  That’s why the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry services are now even more accessible to consumers.  The Registry website has been updated to be PDA-friendly.  Consumers can go to from their mobile devices and register a phone number, verify their registration, or file a complaint.  Consumers are already taking advantage of this new way of keeping their Registry information up to date.

The Registry’s mobile move also serves as a reminder to telemarketers or businesses that use telemarketing services that Do Not Call remains a popular and consumer-driven program.  So compliance is more important than ever. Over 204 million consumer numbers are on the Registry and more people add their lines every day.  For information on complying with the Registry, bookmark the special page for businesses.


This is great information. This will avoid people having to contact their cell provider to have them change their number AGAIN because of unsolicited phone calls.
You've been able to add cell phone numbers for several years now. This just says that the website is now viewable on a smart phone.
I gave up on the DO NOT CALL registry. I have tracked over 2000 calls on my home phone and have had to block 34% of them with my call blocker as nusience callers (mostly telemarketers and telescammers). These people seem to ignore the DO NOT CALL registry. Incedently, most of these callers speak in broken English and therefore I suspect that the calls are originating from a foreign location. How does the FTC propose to deal with that???
The laws do not apply to companies outside of the U.S. Most of these companies have outsourced to other countries, so they can get away with calling. I've found that if you are nice to them and you polietly tell them you are on the "Federal Do Not Call List, please remove my number" they tend to comply.
The FTC needs a do not text rule issued to the companies like straight talk to stop them from sending a dozen texts to let you knoe you are about to run out of minutes. I already know this and if I want to leave my phone silent for a while then I should have the right to do so. Thanks.

It's great that consumers can update their information so easily directly with the FTC. There are too many telemarketing services that just don't follow the rules.

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