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The Federal Communications Commission revises its telemarketing rules to align them with Federal Trade Commission rules, and removes the established business relationship exemption.
The FCC will require prior express written consent for all autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and for prerecorded calls to residential lines.
I like to answer telemarketer's call.
They ask me if I need the latest innovations in hot-tub technology and I ask them if they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal lord and savior.. I'm not Christian by the way.
These people usually hang up before I finish the sentence.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Here's a real blow to telemarketers. We never answer our phone just because it rings. Our message is as follows:
Hello. We screen all of our calls. If you'd like to speak to us, please leave a message and we'll either pick up now, or get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.
Some call at regular times throughout the day, eventually giving up. Or some leave a frustrated message about us not answering. But we NEVER have to deal with them.
Originally posted by Cyprex
My grandfather was mean to telemarketers, he would put them on speaker and leave them room for a bit, come back later and ask them to repeat it all because the phone cut out.
Originally posted by miniatus