August 30, 2003 at 3:59 PM EST - Updated September 26 at 6:01 PM
If you've already registered for the national "do not call" registry, it's only one more month until most telemarketers must stop calling. However, if you register from today on, the wait is 3 months after you register.
Registering online is easy--about 80% of the 30 million numbers registered nationally have been done online. All you do is enter up to 3 phone numbers and your e-mail address (which is used to verify your registration), check for errors and click on the link in the e-mail from the registry.
Starting tomorrow, a website with numbers in the registry goes online, where telemarketers can go in order to remove numbers from their calling lists after paying applicable fees.