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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    Leon, 11 Oct 2006 @ 7:40pm

    Cingular

    to each his or her own on cignulars service, I happen to live in NYC, where cell phones are a plenty and when I traveled to vegas and New Orleans, service for me has been fine.


    I have not yet been spammed called and hope not, if cingular started to charge a dollar per month to help combat it, id gladly pay two

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