There seems to be a resurrection of email chains claiming you’re about to be assaulted by unwanted telemarketing calls to your wireless phone. Don’t worry, placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is — and always has been — illegal in most cases.
According to the FCC, a number of emails circulating the Internet suggest that if your mobile number is listed in a wireless 411 directory, it will be available to telemarketers, and you will start to receive sales calls.
Here Are the Facts from the FCC:
- At present, a wireless 411 directory is only in the idea stage.
- Even if a wireless 411 directory is established, most telemarketing calls to wireless phones would still be illegal. For example, it is unlawful for any person to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with express prior consent) using any automatic telephone dialing system or any artificial or prerecorded voice message to any telephone number assigned to a paging service, mobile telephone service or any service for which the called party is charged for the call. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the number is listed on the national Do-Not-Call list.