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I phoned Bell earlier thus year and asked for my number to be unlisted.

I checked and it was done.

Canada411.ca, that is.

I go to the bank and the rep checks on 411.ca and it's listed. Six months after the fact.

I'm pissed off.

Canada411.ca and 411.ca, two different companies.

Make sure you check both.

I phoned Bell to make sure they get it unlisted from the other site but they say they don't have control as it's a separate company. I'll have to see.
 

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I never pay extra to get a number unlisted. I simply have my number listed under a different name. With Auto-dialers, etc, the telemarketers get you anyway, but with the appropriate phone, you can call block after the first such call. If you're feeling lucky, you can put yourself on the DNCL, but I never did because I heard the list got hacked and people who registered got more calls (that could be an urban myth).

PS - there are still people with Bell? ;)
 

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Telemarketers are not supposed to call unlisted numbers. For example, such calls are very rare on my cell phone. Also, using an autodialer is one of the things Bell got fined for. They also ignored the main DNCL, as well as their own. Great behaviour from someone who's been running that DNCL.

PS - there are still people with Bell?
After about 35 years as a Bell customer, I moved elsewhere because of all their telemarketing calls. As I mentioned in another thread, my complaints against them have now gone to Tony Clement and my MP.

I have vowed to never, ever again be a Bell customer.
 

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I just checked both and interestingly one of our Rogers numbers is listed however with a different initial on each listing! :confused:

Anyway, our other numbers are not listed which is a good thing.
 

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FYI: I just checked. I am on canada411. As I expected. I am not on 411. I don't have Bell service either and the number were never ported. Perhaps only Bell or Bell originated numbers appear in 411. How else could they keep the information up to date?
 

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you can put yourself on the DNCL, but I never did because I heard the list got hacked and people who registered got more calls
The DNCL does work, but it expires. (IIRC, after 2 years.) Then the calls start again and some companies will use expired numbers from the DNCL. Do not put an unlisted number on the DNCL. That's the same as listing it to telemarketers.

Unlisted numbers do work but only with new numbers. Call Bell and ask for a new number. Ask the CSR to find a number that has never been used or has been out of service for at least two years. There is a fee for this of at least $50. Combined with an unlisted number, this can get rid of most unsolicited calls. I've had good success with this method twice. On one occasion I ended up with a number that seemed like it was on every call list but it was changed again for free.
 

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Five years. Here is my number I pulled out of the registry. So far other than polls and surveys I have received very few calls.

Registration Date: 30-Sep-2008
Expiration Date: 30-Sep-2013
 

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I had the very same issue with Bell. I clarified with them on several occasions that the number was to be unlisted, and they confirmed that it was. I later found out different. Very frustrating.
 

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The DNCL works. I used it before I had my number unlisted and it cut down on the number of calls considerably.

Called 411.ca and they removed my number. I thought it would be a hassle as they will not let you do it over the web.

Still pretty slimy if you ask me
 
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