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Good until September 5, 2012!

I don't think I realized this, but the US Do Not Call Registry has a built in expiration of five years. According to this Newsweek article, the reasoning behind that is because people who move or change numbers.

For what it's worth, the US Do Not Call Registry is now about five years old, so numbers that were entered in when it first started are now (or soon) expiring. You can use the site to validate your phone number, or to enter the number in the database. I re-entered all three numbers (home, Jen's cell, and my cell) just now, even though I already had each number in before at different times. Now they all expire on the same day - September 5, 2012.

(And yes, because I'm practicing my Getting Things Done techniques, I just made an appointment for myself in August 2012 to renew this. /me is a geek.)

Although, technically it's a task and I shouldn't have made an appointment...



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Sep. 5th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
are geek and dork the same?
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
I don't think they are exclusive...
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
ok...wasn't sure.
Sep. 5th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
I re-added my phone numbers so they could all be in the same bucket, and date. And I created a task in Outlook 2K7, but since it's 31 days, I set it for August 5, 2012, with a reminder for July 30, 2012.

And I will have just turned 50, and I'll probably be running Outlook 2K10.
Sep. 5th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
I should be good, since we've only had my current phone numbers since July of 2005. But I just renewed all three for good measure.

Also, a couple of years ago, I added my mother's and stepdad's number unauthorized, because my stepdad was getting annoyed at all the calls and is not computer-savvy at all. (Shh!) I don't know if it's made a difference or not, though.

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