Beware. A viral email (see below) is currently in circulation which contains incorrect information.
‘This is for Australian phone numbers.
REMEMBER: mobile phone numbers go public next month.
REMINDER…all mobile phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.
You will be charged for these calls.
Below is a link where you can enter your phone numbers online to put an end to telemarketing calls. Don’t just delete those calls otherwise you will find that you have been signed up for all sorts of extra services that you didn’t want or know about. Like special chimes, music etc.’
Here is what you can do in spite of this to avoid telemarketing calls
The ‘do not call’ register can list your home, personal mobile or fax number to reduce telemarketing.
There is no specified time or date for mobile phones to be ‘released’ to telemarketers, but if it is of concern that you are contacted then it is a good idea to register at https://www.donotcall.gov.au/index.cfm.
Once you are registered and on the list – telemarketers and fax marketers must not contact you.
However charities, research companies, political parties and educational institutions still can.
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