Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




Cingular's Network Is So Great, All Telemarketers' Calls Get Connected

from the telcos-doing-something dept

While the Do Not Call list has been around for a while, there are still plenty of people receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls. While it's mainly been the FTC that has cracked down on violators, it looks like the telcos are getting in the game. Telemarketing calls are supposed to be off-limits to telemarketers even if they aren't on the DNC list, but apparently that hasn't stopped some. Cingular is now suing three different firms for telemarketing to Cingular customers. What may be interesting is that at least two of the firms being sued apparently contracted with companies outside of the US to actually make the calls (an increasingly common practice) -- though, that seems unlikely to get them out of any kind of legal trouble.

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    Larry, 11 Oct 2006 @ 2:49am

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    Dolph,

    You're showing your ignorance or that you work for another cell phone company. If what you say is true then you have chosen the wrong plan. Anyone nowadays that pays a $1000 month for a cell phone bill for individual calls made within the USA to anywhere in the USA is just plain stupid. I keep checking the major cell phone companies and for those of us that travel a lot Cingular has the best going deals so far. Get the right plan then come and complain. Gee!!!!

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