Bloomberg has an article making it sound like US businesses are paying through the nose for violating the Do Not Call list.
The FCC has added rules to make it harder to call people on the DNC list. Why is that a problem?
"(1) the requirement that prior to placing calls businesses obtain written -- not oral -- consent, and (2) the elimination of the "established business relationship" defense for certain calls to residential phone lines."
My phone rings all week with Google search companies, political orgs and charities. You can beg to be removed and it never happens.
Our industry makes money off robo-callers. I think the telco should lose its license to provide service if it supplies companies that repeatedly violate the DNC.
It is obviously still profitable to annoy folks by phone - or companies wouldn't do it. However, it is pretty simple to scrub a list against the DNC lists. And how many businesses really get fined for violations?
I can't link to the new FCC rules due to the government shutdown.
EarthLink sued for using auto-dialer to customers' cell phones: "A League City man brought a lawsuit against his Internet service provider for continuously calling his cell phone without his permission." Ah, the "previous business relationship."