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    Political Phone Calls

    I'm a voter and vote in all the elections. I know when it is and know who I'm voting for.
    I however have the absolute sh$#'s of all the prerecorded phone calls I'm getting now that the election is coming up.
    I swear yesterday I got a call every 15-20 minutes between 5:00PM - 6:30PM. I was really tired from work and tried to lay down to get a little nap in before going out to dinner with some friends.... I could not with the phone ringing all the time.
    Today it has rung 3 -4 times and I'm tired of it. They need to have an option to stop calling. It does not change my mind who I'm voting for, if anything I may pull the lever against the person that feels like disrupting me with several calls a day.

    I looked around after hanging up the phone from another one of these calls and found this;
    http://www.stoppoliticalcalls.org/index.php

    Anyone try use them or know anything about it?


    Sorry for the rant.......


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    Just when you thought it couldn't get worse than telemarketers...

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    What! That's ridiculous. Canada does not seem to allow political robocalls. There was even a big scandal about it last year. We NEVER get them here, but we do have the ads on TV and radio.

    We do get spam calls about "Duct cleaning" but the operators are real people with fake English names like "Humpty dumpty". I usually say something like "we don't have ducts, the termites ate them" and the hang up.

    You Americans and your funny political system.. No queen! Pfft!
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    Telemarketing calls (along with all others including tons of robocalls) have me evaluating losing our landline phone. Our primary broadband is DSL so that will need to be switched also. It's sad to me that so many companies totally ignore the 'Do not call list' and cannot be caught/punished...
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    Oh. My. Gosh. I am SICK of them calling all day, all night, and even on the weekends. When we're not home, they leave dozens of hangups on the recorder, which are really hell'a loud. Ugh!

    Thanks for the link. We'll register ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdfederation View Post
    Just when you thought it couldn't get worse than telemarketers...
    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Telemarketing calls (along with all others including tons of robocalls) have me evaluating losing our landline phone. Our primary broadband is DSL so that will need to be switched also. It's sad to me that so many companies totally ignore the 'Do not call list' and cannot be caught/punished...
    I thankfully I have not gotten any telemarketer calls in well over a year since signing up for the do not call list.
    https://www.donotcall.gov/

    I guess that does not pertain to political calls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    Oh. My. Gosh. I am SICK of them calling all day, all night, and even on the weekends. When we're not home, they leave dozens of hangups on the recorder, which are really hell'a loud. Ugh!

    Thanks for the link. We'll register ASAP.
    I have not signed up, as I did not try to do any more searching into them. Also my thought is if they can block the calls I'm screwed this time around. I doubt it would work fast enough to stop the calls for the upcoming election..... maybe the next one... in 4 years...


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