Is it really death of the robocall? We can only hope

Posted: 8/31/2009 by Floyd in Labels:
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Well what the FTC is planning to do could be another nail in the coffin so to speak, and reading this story kind of build up my hopes that the robocall could finally die and give up the ghost, but I will give it some time and see how many dinner interruptions I get after the ban goes into effect.

The rule change, then, will affect companies that can legally make telemarketing calls but are not banks, charities, telcos, or politicians. Such companies will need to obtain written consent from consumers before robocalling them.

Apparently violaters also face of fine of up to $16,000 per call, this sounds like good news but just can't believe the old aggravating calls known as robocall will go down without a fight there are too many of us out there they can terrorize,,lol, These are some of the biggest annoicances (Banks, politicians, charities, and telephone companies are also allowed to robocall away, even when asking for cash.)
Arstechnica

2 comments:

  1. Gran says:

    I finally changed my telephone number, Floyd, and it's now unlisted. This is too good to hope for, that these calls wil stop.

  1. Floyd says:

    I remember the trouble you were having over this one and knew you would find the news interesting but like you said it is too good to hope for but hopefully it is a step in the right direction, thanks for dropping over.