What About the "Do Not Call" List?

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Hi there! I don't run into this often, but I did today and it makes me nervous. A lady registered her company with the "do not call" list and then made sure to tell me I was in error by calling her.

The official website says that I need to run the do not call list every 31 days and take anyone off my list that is on that list. But, I'm just using the phone book AND it looks like you have to pay to get access to the list.

How do the "little guys" even begin to obey this rule???
#do not call #list
  • Profile picture of the author octaneinv
    Originally Posted by FalkonatorsWife View Post

    Hi there! I don't run into this often, but I did today and it makes me nervous. A lady registered her company with the "do not call" list and then made sure to tell me I was in error by calling her.

    The official website says that I need to run the do not call list every 31 days and take anyone off my list that is on that list. But, I'm just using the phone book AND it looks like you have to pay to get access to the list.

    How do the "little guys" even begin to obey this rule???
    Actually, she's in the wrong. Straight from the gov: Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry

    Business-to-Business calls ARE NOT covered. Look at Q&A #14.

    Call away
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    • Originally Posted by octaneinv View Post

      Actually, she's in the wrong. Straight from the gov: Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry

      Business-to-Business calls ARE NOT covered. Look at Q&A #14.

      Call away

      The Do Not Call registry is designed for consumers. The above post is correct. No worries, businesses want you to call them
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  • Profile picture of the author redlegrich
    OK, that's a new one. A person registered their company on the do not call list. That certainly makes sense! You certainly don't want to do business with them, they are not going to be around long ;-)
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  • Make sure you call her to let her know that the DNC doesn't apply to her business.
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  • Profile picture of the author FalkonatorsWife
    THANK YOU GUYS SOOOOOO much!!! I feel much better!

    ON WITH THE CALLS!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sal Corso
    This happened to me just the other day. A local business owner called me back, after I left him a voice message, to rudely tell me that he was on the DNC list. Even after I appologized he was still trying to argue with me! I wish I knew about this then. Well, now I know. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior AllStars
    I find this interesting...

    An excellent opportunity to make a point.

    "Buyers Are Liars"

    This person Lied to you. Maybe not intentionally, maybe out of habit... who cares.

    In this case it was about registering to the DNC.

    In many cases it's simple things like:

    "Hey is Bob There"

    "No, he's out for a week".

    Liars!

    Knowing principles comes in... You have to know "people". If you "catch" them first, they wont lie.

    So when you hear the male voice answer you are like "Hey, Bob this is ________- with...How you doin......".

    Again, if you say 'Hey Bob". He's gonna say "You got him".

    But if you say "Is Bob there"? He might say no.

    If its not Bob say, "Im sorry bout that Tim, My bad..., Is the owner around"?

    (Note: When you apologize, you energetically oblige and endear this person, who normally doesn't feel important enough to apologize to... Nuances man, Nuances...).

    Maybe you can help me (Give them a chance to be "Helpful" Keyword) Im_ and Im calling about__________.... do you know who I might talk to about that"?

    Okay could you kindly put me through to his voicemail...".

    "Hi Bob, Tim said you wouldnt be in till tomorrow but he was kind enough to send me through to your voice mail... This is ___________ and I was wanting to talk to you about...Also I sent you a fax/email to take a look at, in case that was more convenient, he said you might like to see it... would you mind giving me a call back when you get this"? Thanks.

    Kill em with kindness and compliment his staff in a "covert" (not obvious) way, like above. Plant the seed "okay this guy already has good repoire with my staff and knows their names..." he appreciates you appreciating his staff, because he spends alot of money on them.

    The next time you call Bob, Tim is like "Hey __________"... and he feels obliged tell Bob you are on the line and Bob feels obligated to answer because you are so nice on the phone and he never did call you back like you asked, and Tim likes you... he feels a little bad...so he takes your call.

    Anyway, guys, when a buyer tells you "I get called 5 times a week by web companies..." Dont buy it. Try maybe once twice max... if you live in silicon valley, and it probably isnt EVERY week... maybe by Telemarketers but not your specific Kind. I know its easy to fall for it.

    Such is Sales.






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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    This is because a lot of little businesses get hammered by calls, they think they can strike back. ...or they forget the calls aren't coming in when they're at home.

    And yes, the misleading statements by business owners/ceos are endless...most just see the 'dodge' as part of the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Solem
    Like the others have said I wouldn't worry about it as the DNC list does not apply to businesses, but I could see perhaps a sole proprietor using a cell phone as their business and/or personal line too and registering that number and *thinking* they were safe from cold calls.

    Cheers,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    It's true that DNC list doesn't apply to businesses, but if any business asks you to to put them on your "internal' do-not-call list, you better do it.

    In other words, any business has the right to opt out from your solicitations, or they will sue... and they will win. It has nothing to do with the DNC act.


    Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    @ Sir Thomas

    Yes thats the law actually, you cant get in trouble for calling them, but if you call and they ask you to put them on your businesses do not call list, you must.
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    • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      @ Sir Thomas

      Yes thats the law actually, you cant get in trouble for calling them, but if you call and they ask you to put them on your businesses do not call list, you must.
      Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Calling them is not a problem, but once they ask you not to called again, do NOT call again ;-)


      Thomas
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