If you’re tired of being interrupted by telemarketers who make incessant calls to your home or mobile phones, the National Do Not Call Registry can help. Managed by the Federal Trade Commission, this free service allows you to add your personal phone number to its database, in turn limiting the number of unwanted calls you receive. After registering your number, telemarketers have a mere 31 days to stop calling you. Your number will remain on the registry until you personally remove it or terminate your phone service.
Although adding your number to the registry will stop most calls, there are still some calls that are permitted. For example. calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities and surveyors are still permitted. So are calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship or have given prior written permission.
To add your number to the registry, call toll free (888) 382-1222 from the phone you want to register or visit www.donotcall.gov.