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Telemarketing on cell phones?

Edward Appleby

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Apr 18, 2005
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Anyone else getting this? It's starting to really piss me off, particularly when I get them to my U.S. phone while abroad because it costs me goddamn money.


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May 11, 2007
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I have not actually received a telemarketing call on my cell phone yet. But, I have received many spam text messages and these irritate me for the same reason. . . it costs me money to get spammed. I'm not real sure how to prevent this.

I guess maybe letters to representatives stating the problems and suggesting that laws be changed requiring for the initiator of a call or text message to pay all fees (like in other countries), or suggesting severe penalties for those that initiate telemarketing to cell phones, as well as an easy method of determining the telemarketer's identity so that it would not be burdensome to sue them.

Edward Appleby

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Apr 18, 2005
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I just feel like cell numbers are more personal somehow. Your home phone is sort of like the mail, it's a fairly public interface and I don't mind having to sign up for a list to avoid getting calls. But my cell phone is not an open door for the rest of the world. It is for me to contact friends and associates and for them to contact me. As such, I believe there should be more implicit legal protection of cell phone numbers.

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