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In a twist on the old tune by the Carpenters, Americans are finally able to tell phone solicitors “DO NOT call me up any old time.”

How? By taking advantage of the national “do not call” list established by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. (A note of interest—the program is being run by AT&T, which, according to the Wall Street Journal, attracted the most telemarketing complaints in recent years.)

Sign up is free at If you live in the western US, you can also sign up now by calling 888-382-1222. Everyone else can call that same number after July 7, 2003. If you’re already on a list with your state (except for Texas and Wisconsin), your number will be automatically added to the federal list.

Don’t expect the annoyance to stop immediately, though, because October 1 is the date the list becomes effective and fines can be assessed.

And don’t expect all calls to stop. Politicians, survey takers and charities are exempt. However, you can ask these folks to leave you alone on a call-by-call basis, and they are obligated to comply with your request.

Beechwood 45789? Whatever your number, adding it to the do not call list can make those annoying dinner-time phone calls a thing of the past.

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