Or so we thought. As more of us learn on a daily basis, there is no oasis from the constant barrage of marketing messages penetrating every nook and cranny of our lives. Telemarketers call our house or land-line phones, despite do-not-call lists. Our email is spammed hundreds, perhaps thousands of times every day. SMS Text messages, even instant web messages tout the latest credit repair schemes. And an increasing number of our cell phones fall victim to the same torture.
In addition to manual calling, telemarketers can also end up calling cell phones if the number has been ported from a land line unit. Carrier and telemarketing databases are rarely updated with Hungary phone number list the new information, and hence they simply don’t know when a number has been changed to a cell phone. The problem is increased by the recycling of old phone numbers by telecommunication companies. So as more people switch phones, more calls are received.
And they use computer automated dialers to record times you answer to produce the most effective, annoying calling patterns. They’ll even mock you when you answer to a live person and ask to be removed.
So what happened? Why have we started receiving calls on cell phones if its illegal? First, a little clarification is necessary. It is not totally illegal for telemarketers to call cell phones. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act only prohibits the use of ‘automated voice dialers’ and ‘recorded messages’ when calling a cell phone. This means telemarketers are free to call your cell phone in person. Great!
Yet there are no absolute rules, Buy Leads and when they call 20 million people at once for almost no cost, they gain if even only .01% of those people respond. Hence the cycle continues.