This bill apparently will allow sales calls to go to cell phones. As a low use cell phone user who still pays a la carte usage charges, I am naturally very upset at this proposal.
Further, I don't understand how Congress could propose this given how much everyday citizens hate the telemarketing calls they get now. The "do not call" lists are often ignored by sleazy telemarketers and it's very hard for consumers to fight back. Worse, many groups (non profits, political, "previous business") have exemptions so they call people freely despite a subscriber's wishes.
One article by Celeste Katz in the NY Daily News talks about this.(Alternate URL, same content: I would appreciate hearing the thoughts of other digest readers on this bill. Is anyone actually in favor of it? Are there any facts I'm not aware of? [public replies please]
Here is a statement for the bil. I must admit, based on past experience, I am suspicous:(Alternate URL, same content: Collection of other comments: ***** Moderator's Note *****
I added the alternate URL's in the above post, and changed the subject to make it more clear.
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