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Thu, 21 Apr 2005

National Do-Not-Call List

Like most Americans, I despise uninvited telephone solicitations.

When the National Do Not Call Registry was established, I was overjoyed. And one of the first things I do whenever I establish phone service -- landline, cellular, VOIP, whatever -- is add the number to the registry.

However, I neglected to do so when I got the phone number for my apartment in St. Peters.

That was a mistake.

I should have known what was going to happen after the third time the phone rang and nobody was there when I picked it up. But, I don't have an Internet connection at the apartment yet, so I couldn't go online to register. And when I was at work, I forgot about it.

Last night, however, right after I got back from the office, the phone rang. I was expecting an important call (from the CTO of Shopzilla). And this is basic phone service -- no Call Waiting, no Caller ID, nothing but Plain Ol' Telephone Service. I only use it for incoming calls when I need to be sure of a clear connection. So who was on the line? A telemarketer.

Don't let this happen to you.

posted at: 19:30 |


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