Reporting recorded solicitation calls
December 6, 2004 3:12 PM   Subscribe

If I've started to receive recorded solicitation calls on my cell phone, whom do I call to report this to?
posted by SpecialK to Law & Government (5 answers total)
Your cellular service provider, for one.
posted by kavasa at 3:18 PM on December 6, 2004

The FCC might be a good idea. Related article that says you can put your cell on the do not call list. Also, autodialing to cell phones without the owners is illegal (I believe).
posted by puke & cry at 3:59 PM on December 6, 2004

actually the ftc is now allowing cell phone telemarketing

you have to put your number on the Do Not Call List to get it to stop.
posted by clubfoote at 5:44 PM on December 6, 2004

sorry, that should have said "autodialing to cell phones without the owners consent is illegal"

I would like more info on clubfootes comment though. Theres got to be some conditions involved.
posted by puke & cry at 9:45 PM on December 6, 2004

clubfoote, that's incorrect. The FCC still forbids telemarketing without permission to any phone where the consumer has to pay for the call.

What's changing is that cell phones will now be listed in 411 by a consortium of providers (not including, notably, Verizon), and that has a lot of people upset.

Here is the FCC consumer complaint form.

The FTC and FCC regulate different industries and don't always agree 100%, even after a four-year harmonization effort, but both agencies prohibit autodialing cell numbers.
posted by dhartung at 11:28 PM on December 6, 2004

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