Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Canada: 'Do-Not-Call' Website, Phone Lines Overwhelmed

Via CBC News.

So many people are trying to register their phone numbers on the federal do-not-call list, the website has crashed and the phone lines have a constant busy tone.

The popularity of the list was not unexpected. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has projected that of Canada's 27 million residential phone lines, which include cellphone numbers, 16 million would be on the do-not-call list within two years.

However, it's possible the CRTC didn't expect millions to try to join the list in the first week. The CRTC confirmed the website went live at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and about 200,000 people were able to register before it crashed eight or nine hours later.

More here.


At Tue Sep 30, 02:55:00 PM PDT, Anonymous realtor in Toronto said...

It shows how desperately is something like this needed :) But I am afraid it will not work.
There are stupid exceptions ("charity",political parties???). And more - are you going to investigate who is bothering you? Are you going to prove it? And what about unfair acting (using your competitor's name)?
I am afraid the best way to protect yourself (and even maybe to have some fun!) will be still the ignorance...
Take care


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