The fight to end robocalls [telecom]

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With much fanfare earlier this month, the Federal Communications
Commission unanimously approved a rule allowing phone companies to
block robocalls on your mobile or home phone.

"If there is one thing in our country today that unites Republicans
and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, socialists and liber-
tarians, vegetarians and carnivores, Ohio State and Michigan fans,
it is that they are sick and tired of being bombarded by unwanted
robocalls," said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, adding, "We hear you, and we
are on your side."

https://wcfcourier.com/opinion/editorial/the-fight-to-end-robocalls/article_b05a313f-fc98-545d-9786-32e379b3ba78.html

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Bill Horne
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Re: The fight to end robocalls [telecom]
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3:28:03 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote:

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Let's see if they ban political and survey calls, which  
get worse year after year.  My phone rings continuously
in October, even in offyear elections, with political
pitch calls.

I also get flooded with political survey calls, most of
which are automated.  I can't help suspect some of
them are scams.  None are from well known organizations.
I heard if you participate they then turn on the sales
pitch.

***** Moderator's Note *****

Political campaigns and charitable organizations are exempt from the
requirement to check the do-not-call list.

I always fight back: when a clerk plays me the recording of Elizabeth
Warren, I tell him/her that I think Elizabeth should spend more money
on preserving the Southern Creek Darters, and I lean back and listen
while the clerk switches on the recording about environmental
conerns. When the recording asks me to push a button to contribute, I
get to the money taker and complain that the Southern Creek Darters
are a baseball team. They stop calling me.  

Bill Horne
Moderator

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