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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    Bryan Price, 11 Oct 2006 @ 6:33pm

    Re: Opps?

    Yeah, I was about to make the same comment myself.

    I had a friend who had all sorts of telemarketing calls on his cell phone, and each time he patiently explained that they were not to be calling cell phones for these types of calls. It helped that he worked for a cell phone company, and he didn't have to pay for the call to begin with.

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