21 April 2010
Do Not Call re-registrations top 40 per cent
More than 40 percent of all Australian mobile and land line phone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register in May 2007 have been re-registered according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said more than 39 per cent of land line phone numbers and almost 43 per cent of mobile phone numbers have been re-registered.
‘This is a fantastic result. It sends a strong message – Australians want the option to block unwanted telemarketing calls and not be interrupted on the home phone or the mobile,’ he said.
Nearly 4.7 million home, mobile and VoIP numbers are currently listed on the Do Not Call Register.
‘When the register was launched in May 2007, around 1.04 million numbers were registered in that month alone,’ Mr Chapman said.
‘So if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to re-register your numbers if you want to make sure you don’t receive unwanted telemarketing calls.
‘Any numbers not re-registered by their three-year expiry deadline will be automatically removed from the register.’
Mr Chapman said anyone in any doubt about when they listed their numbers should re-register them for another three years anyway. New registrations are also welcome.
‘It’s fast, free and easy – simply call 1300 792 958 or go to www.donotcall.gov.au, where you can re-register (or register) and learn more about the Do Not Call Register,’ Mr Chapman said.
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