Who likes telemarketers? Nobody, that’s who. I just setup a new VOIP house phone less than a week ago and I’ve already received more than 20 calls from solicitors. I’m still not sure what’s worse, automated calls with the pre-recorded message, or the ultra-pushy sales guy trying to clean out my HVAC system. In either case, if you’re in the U.S. you don’t have to put up with these calls. All it takes is registering your phone number with the National Do Not Call list.
In a browser of your choice visit: https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
On the very first page you’ll be prompted to enter your phone number (up to three if you like) and then a valid email address to confirm.
You’ll receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org and it will contain a link that you’re required to click on to complete the registration process. Click on this link, and you’re done.
Unfortunately this list won’t take effect immediately. Telemarketers should stop calling within 31 days of registering on the DoNotCall list. Even after the one month period, a few may slip through, but you can then report them when they do.