Everyone of us has been on an important call with a friend or relative and through call waiting our phone tells us we have another call with continuous beeping. Or we have answered our phone only to be greeted with ” Hello this is Rachael” or “Vote for Bozo – he’s the Best”. This problem is getting worse across the entire United States. Before it was limited to landlines but now it has jumped the fence and now cell phones are being invaded.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the residents of Dallas, Texas received 48 million robocalls in December 2015 (Statistics from the YouMail Robocall Index). Three months later the residents of Dallas received 91 million robocalls for the month of March 2016. It really doesn’t matter where you live. If you are reading this then you too have experienced these calls.
What can you do? Well unfortunately the “Do Not Call Registry” is not working. The CEO of AT&T reports that you should contact the Public Utilities Commission if your State has it’s own “Do Not Call Registry”. Otherwise contact the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission if you are on the Do Not Call Registry. If you are not registered then do a search on the internet and sign up. If we build up the number of complaints it will force Congress to act on our behalf.
It is most important that you contact your representative in Congress to support a new bill called — ROBOCOP — which stands for “The Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones act“. This bill was introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier, D.-Cali.. The bill requires companies like AT&T to offer consumers free optional robocall-blocking technology.
Representative Speier claims that the technology to block robocalls exists. But it is not widely available or easy to use. This bill would also block politicians’ calls, and require phone companies to stop caller ID spoofing. Rep. Speier stated that people deserve peace in their own homes. This is made impossible when their phones are ringing all day long.
Tell your U.S. senators and members of Congress that you demand passage of Speier’s ROBOCOP bill. AT&T’s CEO claimed that the telecommunication companies must get permission from the Federal Communications Commission. The ROBOCOP bill will accomplish this.
Avoid calls from unknown numbers. If you do pick up, hang up. Don’t talk. Don’t press buttons. Do not select the option to be removed from being called.
Visit www.NOMOROBO.com and set this free service up if you have certain landline carriers: Get information here https://www.nomorobo.com/