April 12, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #596265
Are you being inundated with automated phone calls every day? I am getting two to three phone calls daily. Who is the source and why don’t they fall under the Do not call guidelines?April 12, 2011 2:18 am at 2:18 am #758422ronrsrMember
political messages are exempt from the do-not-call guidelines.
Where are you getting the messages from? Check your caller id, and google the number and you can generally find out who is doing the calling.April 12, 2011 3:49 am at 3:49 am #758423
They can program the phone to make anything come up the ID.April 12, 2011 4:17 am at 4:17 am #758424apushatayidParticipant
Charitable organizations are also exempt from the do not call list. A for profit company hired by a non profit may call on behalf of that non profit as well. You do have the right to ask the marketing company not to call you again, on behalf of that specific non profit. In short, they are a fact of life and are not going away any time soon.April 12, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #758425ZeesKiteParticipant
Try my idea.
If you suspect it’s an automated phone call from some Charitable organization, pick up the phone, and be silent the first 2 seconds. You will be automatically disconnected.
The way it works is that you are dialed automatically bu computer, if a human voice is detected, then it connects to one of their operators. If no answer is detected within 2 seconds, it doesn’t even connect. Try it. Sorry for exposing this – I figured some else might also want a life!April 12, 2011 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #758426
The calls are coming from all over the US (at least that’s what caller id says) I just pick up and hang up. I’m wondering if there’s a way to get off the automated lists?April 12, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #758427HAKOL TOVMember
parnassa raffle didn’t stop for the past two days! so annoying!April 12, 2011 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #758428apushatayidParticipant
The only way to get off the list is by asking the telemarketer directly, and then they are only required to remove you from the list of the specific org. they called about. The simplest solution is to screen your calls. If you dont recognize the number, dont answer the phone. If its important the caller will either leave a message, try again, or call you on your cell phone (if they have it).April 12, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #758429
Some of these calls leave a message since it’s voice activated and when the answering machine picks up.April 12, 2011 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #758430
Do they realy think that if they call me on my cell while I’m in a meating that I would realy stop everything and buy that raffle?April 12, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #758431YW Moderator-80Member
what are you, a butcher?April 12, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #758432
lol, sorry I should have said “meeting”.
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