Verizon customers contacted using illegal autodialer

Verizon customers contacted using illegal autodialer
Don’t you hate it when your cell phone starts to ring and you accept the call to only find some prerecorded message play? This may not happen that much, but it’s become a problem for quite a few Verizon Wireless customers. It seems as though Feature Films for Families Inc. created a prerecorded voice message advertising the upcoming movie “The Velveteen Rabbit” to Verizon Wireless customers and employees. The lawsuit filed by Verizon is aiming to halt the illegal use of an autodialer which made 11,000 calls at an average of one call per 0.32 seconds during one hour on February 13. There were a total of 500,000 calls made by the telemarketing company. Under the FTC Protection Act, autodialers are deemed illegal when used to call mobile phone numbers. So in the mean time, Verizon is filing an additional preliminary injunction against the defendants to stop the phone calls. So if you receive a call about an upcoming movie, your best bet is to quickly press that end button.

via Mobileburn


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8 Comments

1. T-Money3000 unregistered

Had a customer ask me about this b4.... nice to know VZW is doing something about it.

2. nick315

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

Does this mean we are able to cancel our Verizon Wireless contract?

3. Vitamins4022 unregistered

woah! how did you get that from this article?

6. arkanpyra

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

Nick...your comment shows the world just how idiotic you are.

7. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VERIZON OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SOMEONE USED OUR DIALING LIST TO ADVERTISE....Contract Junkie!

4. piratejb

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

the real question is how this company got all these number?

5. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

good question. They called VZW employees on their "concession" and demo lines...every employee in my store was contacted at least once...

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