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Old 12-13-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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There is a new bill in congress that would allow companies robo call your cell phone even if you did not give them permission. The bill is supported by Chamber of Commerce, big banks...you know the usual suspects. Almost every state is against the bill as well as consumer groups.

Bottom Line - Bill would permit robo-calls to your cell phone (http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/12/9397008-bill-would-permit-robo-calls-to-your-cell-phone - broken link)
donotcall.gov is no longer effective? If they start doing this people will throw out their blackberry- which is over 300 per month.

The point of paying for a decent cell is to avoid brain-dead telemarketers and insurance salesmen. I love idiot solicitors who act like someone is going to eagerly answer a ********* with "PRIVATE NUMBER" on caller ID............ idiots
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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donotcall.gov is no longer effective? If they start doing this people will throw out their blackberry- which is over 300 per month.

The point of paying for a decent cell is to avoid brain-dead telemarketers and insurance salesmen. I love idiot solicitors who act like someone is going to eagerly answer a ********* with "PRIVATE NUMBER" on caller ID............ idiots
For those smaller govt. people, you have to love the hypocricy. They are anti regulation unless it is a regulation that they like. This Federal Regulation would actually take state's rights away as many federal regulations do. All you need to do is look at the last section of the bill


"(1) IN GENERAL- No requirement or prohibition may be imposed under the laws of any State with respect to any subject matter regulated under this section, except for telephone solicitations.."

They are basically taking away the states ability to regulate this at the state level.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Easy folks. Telemarketers are just trying to make a living.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Easy folks. Telemarketers are just trying to make a living.
That is one of the reasons that I have a cell phone because my number is not public. I think this the correct way to handle telemarketers.


How to respond to a telemarketer - The Seinfeld way - YouTube
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Easy folks. Telemarketers are just trying to make a living.
So are drug-dealers and snake oil salesmen.

I have use for a telemarketer about as much as I have use for a boat-load of dead nuns and babies.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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I emailed my congressman and advised that I would be agreeable to receiving these calls, if I could reverse the charges and have them pay for the time on my phone that they use for their call to me.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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This is all very strange. Yesterday the Feds announced they are planing a national effort and regulation that would ban cell phone use while driving, this includes texting as well as remote ear phone, like Blue Tooth. I know there will be a lot of feedback and resistance, but this effort to reduce fatalities now fly's in the face of lifting the ban on robo calls. I get them now, mostly from the phone company itself !
On another note, Teen age drivers are the worst, not only do they lack experience, but their obsession to keep connected at all times with their friends is getting out of hand and causing many wrecks and fatal statistics . Teen Girls are the worst, followed by their Mothers....
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Easy folks. Telemarketers are just trying to make a living.
So are pickpockets.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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I have a pre-paid plan and it costs me $2.00/day every day someone calls me or I use the phone. So if I don't use the phone all month it's free. If I use it once a month it $2.00.

Now if telemarketers are allowed to call it then I'll end up paying A LOT for that phone because of their calls.

If this goes though, I'll just disconnect the phone altogether. I don't see why I should have to pay for someone to call and harass me.
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