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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    Willis Black, 10 Oct 2006 @ 9:58pm

    Cingular does not have the most dependable network! I am sick of seeing people boasting this claim! A tinny small-time company called Telephia tested them in three markets and said they had a tinny different in dropped calls. NOT in Static, NOT in call attempts. And the 2 REAL LEADING research firms JD Power and CR rated Cingular so low that they didnt even make it onto most of their list.

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