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Old 11-06-2011, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"The House is considering a bill that would allow companies to make robo-calls to people's cellphones. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Friday to discuss the Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011, a bill sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) that would loosen restrictions on telemarketing calls to cellphones."

House considers allowing robo-calls to cellphones - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

UGH! How many ways can I say, "UGH!" Don't the bleepin' things ring enough at inopportune times without robo calls coming in as well?
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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WTH....why ?
Didn't we go through heck to get the Do Not Call list implemented and then enforced ?

Bowing to pressure from industry. We have thugs and goons running the show in DC folks.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Great - thanks to Republicans caving into big business yet again, I am supposed to PAY for junk robocalls? They just do NOT get it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I already get robo-calls to my cell phone...
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Earth
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"The House is considering a bill that would allow companies to make robo-calls to people's cellphones. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Friday to discuss the Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011, a bill sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) that would loosen restrictions on telemarketing calls to cellphones."

House considers allowing robo-calls to cellphones - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

UGH! How many ways can I say, "UGH!" Don't the bleepin' things ring enough at inopportune times without robo calls coming in as well?
One of the things that's very bothersome about this is that people on pre-pay or some other plans, pay for calls that they receive.
In essence, you're forced to pay for something you don't want.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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in my opinion robocalls need to be banned permanently from all phones, not just cell phones.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Not that it can stop all of them, but I have an app on the android called "Blacklist." When you get one of these calls it's one tap to add it to the list, and if they ever call again it will answer than hang up so it won't go to voice mail. As I recall it was free. Works great so far.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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My cell is getting hammered with robo calls now. I too had to install an app to block calls. This guy's bill better not pass.

Oh and I loved this comment in the comment section of the article:

"Anything to put money in your coffers… bunch of whores…"

So damn true.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Great - thanks to Republicans caving into big business yet again, I am supposed to PAY for junk robocalls? They just do NOT get it.
It's not even surprising anymore. What is surprising is the morons who continue to support these guys(Republicans)!
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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in my opinion robocalls need to be banned permanently from all phones, not just cell phones.
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