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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    Haywood, 11 Oct 2006 @ 5:08am

    I think they should have approached the DNC list from the opposite direction to begin with. There should have been a go ahead and call list established, and do not call should be the norm. This coupled with huge fines and perhaps life imprisonment for calling phones not on the GAAC list should bring about the desired result.

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