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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    Pope Ratzo, 11 Oct 2006 @ 3:30am

    Mike, you gotte be more careful with the headlines

    The headline of this story is incredibly misleading. Cingular is actually trying to STOP telemarketers, but the headline indicates that Cingular lets all the marketers' calles through. Dumb.

    By the way, I've had phones with 3 different companies here in Chicago and Cingular is by far the best for quality and strength of signal. I'm wondering if Willis Black above isn't a telco sockpuppet.

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