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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    Dolph Mathews, 3 Sep 2007 @ 4:16pm

    Bad wording on my part?

    Just wanted to clarify my wording for anyone finding this thread... perhaps my wording was unclear: "last few months of cingular bills have totaled to well over $1,000."

    Meaning: 3-4 months of cell phone bills added up to over $1,000, when it should take closer to a year to add up to a $1,000.

    I'm not an idiot, and I know the available plans. :)

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