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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    MEoip, 11 Oct 2006 @ 5:52am


    Just because you have bad reception and a poor plan choice doesn't mean a company is bad. Many factors influence, it could be your phone, even if you bought a new phone many of them are garbage. If you buy a good phone new every two isn’t that useful except to sell your perfectly good old phone to a needy friend. When your reception sucks did you bother to call your phone company and have the tower checked. If you spend to much time out of rang your phone doesn’t update, get a good signal once a day and turn your phone off, take the battery out wait a minute put it in and turn the phone on, your phone will get the updates for that day. It actually works.

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