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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Canada's do-not-call List Overwhelmed On Day 1

On Tuesday Canada's national do-not-call list went into action and was quickly overwhelmed by Canadians trying to register. "At one point, 80,000 people were trying to access either the website or the phone numbers, said Denis Carmel, spokesman for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission." By 4:00 PM the website had received nine million hits while the phone system had more than 1.5 million attempts to call in, with just under 1.3 million phone numbers registered to the list. Once your number is registered most telemarketers can no longer call, but there is a 31 day grace period so expect your phone to be ringing off the hock until Halloween, if you were on of the lucky 1.3 million that is!

Get on the list here:

or call: 1-866-580-3625 or 1-888-362-5889

CBC Story here.