Despite what you hear and read... your cell phone is not about to go public. You don't need to panic and register it with the National Do Not Call Registry. These warnings go out about twice a year and catch a lot of people by surprise.
Since a lot of folks have dropped their landline service and just have cell phone service, a move was being considered by national wireless companies to create a cell phone directory. The national list would have customer names and phone numbers so directory assistance providers could use it. But so far it's just a dream. It doesn't exist.
But like most urban legends... this one grew and blossomed. Soon folks thought that telemarketers would soon be getting your cell phone number. Then, they would be able to call you whenever they like and charge you for the calls, too.
This hasn't happened and it won't. You can register your cell phone number with the National Do Not Call List, but FCC regulations already block you from receiving most telemarketing calls. Bottom line, your cell phone number isn't in danger.
If you do want to register your cell phone with the National Do Not Call List, here's the number: 888-382-1222 or visit Uncle Sam's website: https://www.donotcall.gov/
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