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Re: donotcall.gov
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2003, 01:45 AM »
These bastards used to fill up my answering machine with offers to sell my vinyl siding. Considering I live in an apartment building, it's beyond stupid.
I switched to a cell phone exclusively and haven't had single telemarketer call. I'm still going to sign up, but I'll wait a bit until it isn't being accessed a million times a minute.

A Do Not Spam list would be awesome, and bring this world one step closer to Utopia.
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Re: donotcall.gov
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2003, 02:15 AM »
You know it's bad when this happens to you...

My wife and I get the Chicago Tribune only for the Sunday Section (because of the retail ads and much more content).  We get a phone call about 3-5 times per week from the Chicago Tribune asking if we'd like to subscribe to their newspaper.  We tell them we're already subscribed to the Sunday Section.  They then say, "Well, you can get a nice discount if you order a daily subscription though."  We always tell them that we're not interested in that, and that we ONLY want our current Sunday Section.  Before they can even continue any further we tell them to put us on their "do not call list."  That has never helped.

But now, if I can ever register online, perhaps we'll stop getting those stupid calls.  I sure hope this new program actually works.
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Re: donotcall.gov
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2003, 11:09 AM »
You know it's bad when this happens to you...

My wife and I get the Chicago Tribune only for the Sunday Section (because of the retail ads and much more content).  We get a phone call about 3-5 times per week from the Chicago Tribune asking if we'd like to subscribe to their newspaper.  We tell them we're already subscribed to the Sunday Section.  They then say, "Well, you can get a nice discount if you order a daily subscription though."  We always tell them that we're not interested in that, and that we ONLY want our current Sunday Section.  Before they can even continue any further we tell them to put us on their "do not call list."  That has never helped.

But now, if I can ever register online, perhaps we'll stop getting those stupid calls.  I sure hope this new program actually works.

i had a real pushy newspaper sales person one time. asking me to buy the paper. i told them i didnt want it. they asked me where i got my news from, i told them tv or internet. he continued to tell me that i cant get all the news from those sources, and then continued to push...finally i respond with, i dont get the paper because I DONT KNOW HOW TO READ.... there was a dead silence for a minute, then a thank you for your time...i was never called again
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Re: donotcall.gov
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2003, 11:32 AM »
finally i respond with, i dont get the paper because I DONT KNOW HOW TO READ.... there was a dead silence for a minute, then a thank you for your time...i was never called again

That is awesome!!!  ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!  
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Re: donotcall.gov
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2003, 11:36 AM »
I FINALLY was able to register my home phone #, my cell phone #, and my wife's cell phone #.   ;D
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