Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #39

In case you haven't heard, cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies next month. To get on the National Do Not Call list, call the following number from your cell phone. 1-888-382-1222 It will block your number for five years. I've taken action to prevent telemarketing calls to my cell phone. It only took a minute.

I admire moms who write. Juggling a writing career and homeschooling is truly a Herculean job. Susan May Warren recently shared some tips on how to accomplish this task at Writer...Interrupted.

11 comments:

quietspirit said...

Susan:
Thank you for sharing the information about the cell phone do not call list. I really appreciate it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

The last thing I want is telemarketers eating up my cell phone minutes and my time. I hope you'll spread the word to others.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad you posted that number. I need to call. Erg.
Also, I read the article by Warren. It was interesting, especially as I'm trying to figure out where to put my son for kindergarten.

Jaime said...

Susan,
I may be wrong, but I work for a cellular company and it would actually be against FCC regulations to release Cellular Telephone Numbers to telemarketers because of the recent restrictions they've placed on all cellular companies' to keep the CTNS private. Now, I won't swear my life on this info, but the #'s filtering through emails right now for "do not call lists" can actually be SCAMS in an attempt to harvest CTN's because cellular companies WON'T release them due to government legal issues.

My 2 cents - definitely not expert, but coming from straight from the field nonetheless :)

Jaime

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I plan to. I'm a bit under the weather today. I wrote the number down and will do it as soon as I can.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I'll be praying for your quick recovery.

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

Oh no! I hope I didn't accidentally get scammed. How can I find out if this is the real deal or not?

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Hang tight with that number. Jaime thinks it might be a scam.

I'm glad Susan May Warren's article gave you some ideas. The kiddos sure do grow up fast.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Everyone -

The DO NOT CALL list number is okay, but the cell phone story was inaccurate. See my correction post.

Sorry. Jaime, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Susan

jamida said...

Cool, I'm glad the DO Not call # is legit. Thnx for researching further, I meant to at work today but got swamped! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jamida -

Thanks for commenting. Yes, I was relieved to hear the number was legitimate.

Mistakes are embarrassing, but we can learn from them. At least if someone else gets this email now, they know the real story.

I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I hope you'll stop by often. :)

Blessings,
Susan