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Solicitation calls on cell phones

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Gary Quiring, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 19 Jan 2004 22:04:27 GMT, hoch@exemplary.invalid (CharlesH) posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >After a few of the big ones are successfully sued for millions of $$
    >by the FTC (or whoever was designated to enforce the DNC)

    They don't sue - they just assess fines.

    $100 for the first illegal call, doubling for each call after that,
    should eliminate illegal calls pretty fast.

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  2. Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:

    > If the DNC were enforced they'd care. All they care about is the
    > bottom line - if that disappeared if they made a few dozen illegal
    > calls they'd care very much.

    Which would require enforcement. The FTC is likely to do nothing.

    A junkfaxer is being taken to court for literally millions of dollars
    ($11 million I believe), but not by the FTC, by the F*C*C.

    Now, since cellular spectrum *is* regulated by the FCC, maybe we can get
    them involved. I believe they are bought and paid for by the big communications
    interests in many respects, but we may be able to effect some change where
    telemarketing is concerned. I guarantee the teleslugs aren't greasing the
    palms of anyone at the FCC. :)

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