Don't you hate telemarketing phone calls? Everyone I know hates them. Why do they do it, surely no-one buys from them?
They've made it illegal in some places but not here in Australia so far. I figure the best I can do is note down the name of every company that phones and make a point of not doing business with them, and encouraging everyone else I know to not do business with them. I should also let them know why I'm not doing business with them, but I'm a bit too lazy, so I've just made this web page instead.
I have now been advised the ADMA have a voluntary
telemarketing opt out list. I have registered for this on 5 April
2006 it will be interesting to see how much difference it
You can find it at www.adma.com.au
Update June 2006 - ADMA say they will take action
against anyone calling more than 6 weeks after you sign up. I had
a call from Telstra (an ADMA member) about 5 weeks and 5 days after
signing up - a bit suspicious. I don't think I've had any other
telemarket calls since signing up, so it seems it might work pretty
I'm listing the companys I'm boycotting below. If anyone has suggestions for companies to add, or other ways to help stop telemarketing, send me an e-mail.
(The date is the last time I got a telemarketing call from them)