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Robo calls to your cell phone

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by likes-to-shoot, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    More examples of lobbyist paying off our elected officials.

    Now with big PAC organizations being able to raise money and not identify any contributors we are in for "paid for Senators and Congressmen" to do our bidding in government affairs.
     
  2. CharlieAMA

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    You can call 1-888-382-1222 and get your cell phone on the National Do Not Call list, if anyone is interested. It takes about one minute to do this. Someone is fixing to publish all the cell phone numbers in the U.S.. Before everyone rips my head off for this, I'm sure it has been posted elsewhere on this sight, but I thought it was worth repeating. Merry Christmas, Charlie Henderson
     
  3. Joe Potosky

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    RE: get your cell phone on the National Do Not Call list

    Critics say one of the most troubling part of this bill is that it would allow businesses to make robo-calls to anyone’s personal or business cell phone for any commercial purpose — as long as it’s not a solicitation — even if that number is on the “Do Not Call Registry.”

    H.R. 3035 is being considered by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
     
  4. Stl Flyn

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    Just another great reason to throw those things in the garbage!
     
  5. mixer

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    What things would that be & why?

    Eric
     
  6. chipking

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    My last cell phone had a very interesting feature. When set it would not allow calls from any phone not in my cells contact list. I will need to see if my new one has it as well. Check your phone.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  7. Joe Potosky

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    The bottom line is the young crowd for the most part don't have an old fashion telephone in the home. Cells phones and/or making calls over the internet is the way they go.

    Thus the push to change the rules.

    The big downside in the proposed change is do you want to pay for cell phone calls that you didn't want to receive in the first place? Also, as written, no opt out option...

    As for "throw those things in the garbage" Try calling AAA or 911 in the middle of the night. Public phone booths are almost a thing of the past...
     
  8. Stl Flyn

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    They need to be banned, period. They are more useless, than useful. Unfortunately, people will not police themselves. They have done more damage to society as a whole, than good. Unfortunately, the only entity that has even close to enough money to fight the Cellular Phone companies, is the Insurance companies. Maybe, when the lawsuits begin to escalate into the millions if not billions of dollars, the Insurance Companies will start to think about it. Premiums can only go so high. The politicians will be bought as usual. So the laws will not happen. Insurance companies need to charge triple to the people that use phones/blackberry, laptops, etc. devices while driving. It is simple. Put the question on the application when applying for insurance. Do you plan on using electronic devises while driving? If yes, you pay extra. You are higher risk. If no, you pay the normal rate. If it is determined that you where using such devises in an accident, and you answered no, you will not be covered by your insurance. That is the only penalty that will detour the use of these distracting devises.

    Do not tell me that you are able to drive down the road, because you are a better driver, or you are superman, or woman. I drove for a living and seen every single mile of every day what people drive like when they are not paying attention to there driving, using these devises. Which by the way, seems to be the last thing anyone thinks about when they get in a car to drive, since these devises became affordable to every person in this world. Go figure. People can't even go for a walk down the street without having to talk on the phone. People do not use the time spent alone in there own thought anymore because they have to be talking to someone. Younger people can't have a conversation with you, because they are answering, and sending text messages while you are conversing with them. It is to the point where if I am in public and someone is on the phone in front of me in line at a checkout or something and they are holding us up I will tell them to get off the phone or get the f$%^ out of my way. I have no patients for the ignorant, self-indulged anymore. Driving is the absolute worst. Blocking traffic driving next to someone else because you are to ignorant, or you do realize you are holding up the twenty cars behind you in the left lane, so you can concentrate on the useless conversation, instead of a car in front of you. This is the society I am talking about. The "me, myself, and I" society. Jon
     
  9. John Galt

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    Anybody who can't talk while they drive shouldn't be allowed to drive. Talking on the phone is no different than talking to a passenger and I'll bet that even Stl can manage that.
     
  10. mixer

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    It's a lot different than talking to a passenger. A passenger is there and can see the conditions and is not waiting for your reply. You don't drive slower because you're talking to a passenger as most people do when on a cell phone. There wouldn't be so many requests for banning cell phone use while driving if there wasn't real proof of the inherent dangers in using cell phones while driving.

    Eric
     
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    NTSB urges near-total ban on cellphones while driving.
     
  12. John Galt

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    "There wouldn't be so many requests for banning cell phone use while driving if there wasn't real proof of the inherent dangers in using cell phones while driving."

    Sure thing. Makes as much sense as banning guns because some are misused.
     
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    The cell phone is like a micro wave, it aint going away. I do believe they should ban driving and cell phone usage however
     
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    "Sure thing. Makes as much sense as banning guns because some are misused."

    No it doesn't. You're talking about two entirely different things just to try to support your position. Apparently real world logic & proof doesn't enter into your argument.

    Eric
     
  15. John Galt

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    Some people can't drive and chew gum at the same time so maybe we should ban gum chewing in cars too. It would make no sense to ban things that don't take your eyes off the road while allowing something like GPSs that do.

    I get really sick of people who want to ban everything they don't like:

    Don't like guns, ban em.
    Don't like release triggers, ban em.
    Don't like cell phones, ban em.
    Don't like GPSs, ben em.
    Don't like radios in cars, ban em.
    Don't like TVs in cars, ban em.
    Don't like drivers talking, ban passengers.
    Don't like driver distractions, ban everything which could be possibly distracting.
    Don't like dogs in cars because they can distract, ban em.
    Don't like children in cars because they can distract, ban em.
    Don't like cigarettes, ban em.

    Be like Obama and ban everything.
     
  16. mixer

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    One day when you're king you can make the rules.


    Eric
     
  17. John Galt

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    You don't get it- I don't want to make rules just because I don't like something somebody else does. We have enough freakin rules because our nanny government thinks we have to be protected from every threat ever invented. There will never be enough rules for the "ban everything" crowd.
     
  18. Stl Flyn

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    Why does every thread have to be made political? Jon
     
  19. likes-to-shoot

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    Now, if they would use a little more common sense on other issues.
     
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