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Letter: Force phone companies to intercept telemarketing calls
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The "do not call registry" from 2003 is no longer effective nor enforced. There is no reason why our personal privacy should be interrupted five or more times a day by automated calls.

It would be a timely move for our senior senator, Orrin Hatch, to reach across the aisle and find a co-sponsor for legislation requiring phone companies to shield all telemarketing calls from their customers. There should be no exceptions unless customers opt for them. Far too many exceptions were allowed in the 2003 rendering. Our experience with others show there are too many loopholes.

Call tracing is well-known to phone companies, to NSA and other agencies. It can intercept and halt these harassment calls. The responsibility is with the telephone companies. They are the service providers. "Caller ID," an extra-cost option, is not the answer. It doesn't stop the phone from ringing when disturbing calls are placed even to our cellphones.

Frank Eddings

Bountiful

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