Get ready for more robocalls to your cell phone
Telemarketing calls from both live-person and autodialers to my cell phone have gone way up in the last six months or so, but at least they’re supposed to be illegal. Now, House Bill HR3035, introduced by Reps. Lee Terry (R-NE) and Edolphus Towns (D-NY), aims to change that and allow “informational” (i.e., crap we don’t need) robocalls to our cell phones. The bills is supported by more than a dozen finance industry lobbying groups—including American Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, and Student Loan Servicing Alliance—so of course it’s written to favor bankers instead of consumers. Consumerist has the full text of the bill.