Robocallers to one’s landline are bad enough. But to a cell phone?
Since ’91, it’s been illegal for telemarketers to use autodialers and other robot-like devices to call your cellphone. Last week, a bill was introduced to change that. While in the past email hoaxes have gone around saying that your cellphone could be opened up to telemarketers, HR 3035 seeks to let businesses contact your cellphone “for informational purposes.”
Congress is almost a cinch to pass this, since the miserable bastards would get one more channel to pester the electorate.
The jerkwads responsible for introducing this thing are Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Lee Terry (R-NE). I’d say hanging is too good for ‘em, but for Congressmen, that’s hardly a distinction these days.