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The Australian do not call register is now a reality. So fight those annoying telemarketing terrorists...go on-line and register.

http://www.donotcall.gov.au




UPDATE:

Registration complete

You have successfully registered 3 telephone number(s) on the Do Not Call Register.

Your registration expires in three years on 3-May-2010.

How long will it take before I stop receiving phone calls?

It may take up to 30 days for telemarketing agencies to recognise your registration and stop calling your number.

What can I do if I still receive calls after 30 days?

It you are still receiving telemarketing calls after 30 days, you can lodge a complaint.

Who can still call me?

Registering your number on the Do Not Call Register will not stop all calls to your number. There are some limited exemptions which enable certain public interest organisations to make telemarketing calls. Exempt organisations include charities, religious organisations, educational institutions and political parties.

Companies with which you have an on-going business relationship will still be allowed to call your number even if it is on the Register. For example, it may be reasonable to expect to receive a telemarketing call from a financial institution, utility, service provider or telephone carrier if you have an existing account. You may request the business to stop calling you at any time.

Two weeks before this date, a reminder email will be sent advising that your registration is about to expire and that you need to re-register your number(s). However, you don't need to wait until your registration expires to re-register your number for another three years.

Date: 2007-05-03 06:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thespos
If the American counterpart is any indication, this service works beautifully. I love that registry, and it is one government invention that actually works. :-)

Date: 2007-05-03 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murg.livejournal.com
*Does a little happy dance!*

I am so happy, I hate getting calls at 7pm asking if I am interested in a mobile phone competition or that Ive won a holiday... fuckers. HURRAH! But if they call how can you prove they actually did it?

Date: 2007-05-03 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animator.livejournal.com
Go along with the call and get info on them.....then tell them you're on the register and they shouldn't be calling you....then dob them in.

Date: 2007-05-03 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murg.livejournal.com
Muahaha.

Or ask them to watch you having sex, if they sound nice right?

Chances are if its a guy, he's gay anyway. Call centres seem to attract old ladies and gay guys. Coincidence? I think not. ;)

Date: 2007-05-03 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozgryph.livejournal.com
YAYAY!! DONE!

TAKE THAT BITCHES!!

Date: 2007-05-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-trick-mind.livejournal.com
We found that the number of unwanted calls dropped to almost zero. The amount of snail mail increased, particularly from banks wanting to send out new credit cards. We still get from one to three of those per day on most days. When you have "black" cards, you only need one of them. However, as far as phone calls, generally you will only get calls from businesses where you have an established relationship and usually, if you request they discontinue calling you, they comply with your wishes.

Date: 2007-05-05 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indymark1979.livejournal.com
I'm surprise AUS is just coming out with this - USA has had it for several years now it seems.

I do not have a home phone - I find it redundant to my mobile, and any alarm system I have now for my home is cellular-based...not relying on the POTS (plain old telephone system) architecture. A home phone is only another way for asses to ring me during dinner or sex, which is completely unacceptable. ;-)

With that said - I cannot remember the last time I received a call on my cell for solicitation purposes - I think here in the USA companies have realized if they want a shot in hell at my business they need to market to my mailbox (post or E-) rather than calling me.

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