We are all aware of the many different free GPS tracking software applications that are available for cell phones.
The different developers and tracking companies who provide this software have done so out of the goodness of their hearts and the hope that the advertising in the application or the up sell market is going to make them some money.
Consumers may register their cell phone numbers as an extra protection against unwanted telemarketing calls, although most telemarketing calls to cell phones would be illegal regardless of whether the number is listed on the Do-Not-Call Registry.
For more information on the government’s Do-Not-Call Registry, go to
Consumers can add their cell phone numbers to the registry if they wish to do so.
However, the claim that cell phone numbers are due to be released to telemarketing companies is untrue.
But the question is, are these free cell phone tracking systems really free?
NO TRUTH TO RUMOR THAT CELL PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO TELEMARKETERS Washington, DC — For several years there has been a rumor circulating, mostly by e-mail, that a nationwide directory of cell phone numbers will be made available to telemarketers, and that consumers will start receiving telemarketing calls on their cell phones. Cell phone numbers are not being released to telemarketers, and you will not soon be getting telemarketing calls on your cell phone.
Once we understand these things we will see just how free free GPS tracking really is.
For the first part we need to look at the principle of trilateration.
The claim in the message that numbers added to the Registry will expire in five years is incorrect.
Registered numbers do not expire and will only be removed when they are disconnected and reassigned, or when the consumer chooses to remove a number from the registry.
Message warns recipients that cell phone numbers are set to be released to telemarketing companies this month and that consumers will be charged for incoming calls from these companies.