[LINK] Australian call centres not bothered by Do Not Call Register

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Wed Jun 4 01:20:10 AEST 2008

At 13:40 03/06/2008, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>At 10:01 PM 3/06/2008, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> > > found that 90 percent of respondents reported a drop in the number of
> > > telemarketing calls they received.
> >
> >Drop? Downright annihilation if you ask me. I now only get one telemarketing
> >call, about once a month.
>I agree. I have had maybe three or four and have reported them all to
>ACMA, receiving a response that they were onto these and the reports
>just added one more nail in the coffin.

I've had ZERO telemarketing calls in the last 2 years.  I had a few 
probably 4 years ago, all in the same month, but on a 100 number 
range that wasn't surprising.  As I gave a specific number to each 
place I conducted business I was quickly able to determine where the 
source was.

I had one number allocated for those "Win a Holiday" forms that then 
call you and try and sell you an investment property that won't be 
built for 30 years but you MUST come with your partner and you MUST 
sign on the night :)  Talk about pressure selling!  Never went to any 
cause we weren't allowed to bring our kids :)

Anyway, a voice mail sorted those out pretty fast :)

>I do get the charities once in a while. But I don't think I even had
>a single political call during the last election.

I've had about 400 phone calls in the last 12 months.  Down from 
thousands a month, but then that's partly due to our living on the 
road and camping on the side of highways and working solely on 
documentary projects for the present.

When you aren't making noise, no one notices you.

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