public #'s vs #'s procured from vendor's websites which are bought and soldhow so? It sure stopped the telemarketing calls ..
Coincidence! The registry does nothing more than put your telephone number on a list. Telemarketers, IF they subscribe to the list, are only required to check it every 31 days. If you TELL them to stop calling when they talk with you ("remove my number from your calling list and do not call me anymore") they are required by law to stop calling. Not all callers are considered to be "Telemarketers."I began getting several telemarketing calls every day since April 1st. I called that 800 number on April 5th and I haven't received one telemarketer call since.
While it may be true that they are NOT releasing the numbers, I thank you for the "do not call" number anyway. I have received at least a dozen unwanted calls up to now. Mine is now registered on "Do not call". :thumbsup3: