My condo is using an autodialer to telephone all residents with condo news bulletins. I believe the intent of this system was to alert residents of emergencies or urgent matters, such as utility outages. For example, the power had to be shut off for maintenance, and in addition to a letter, they used the system to remind residents the night before of the shutdown.
I don't mind it used for such situations; indeed, I think it's a good idea.
However, the condo mgmt is using it for what I think are clearly non- urgent matters, such as to announce social parties in the clubhouse (or their cancellation). That IMHO is an intrusion.
I complained about it and basically they said all-on or all-off, that is, they could take me off entirely but then I'd risk not hearing emergency messages, or, I'd have to put up with the other stuff.
I'd appreciate hearing the opinions of other people. As mentioned, in my opinion it should be used for urgent business only, when there is not enough time to print up and distribute a hard copy notice. Social functions or condo meetings aren't "urgent" busienss. I get the feeling they want to eliminate printing and distributing such notices altogether.
Thanks![They also intend to put information on the web, if they ever get around to it. The problem there are many of our residents do not have a computer at all, or others who do not have it connected to anything.]