Verizon Wireless Takes Telemarketer to Task
Verizon Wireless revealed that it has filed a lawsuit against a telemarketing company that has continually called its customers. The company, based in Utah, made over 500,000 phone calls to Verizon Wireless subscribers to advertise the upcoming "Velveteen Rabbit" movie. The telemarketer used an auto-dialing program, and dialed as many as 11,000 calls per hour at a rate of one call every 0.32 seconds. Verizon Wireless say the company is violating the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which makes it illegal to use an autodialer to make calls to wireless phones. Verizon is seeking an injunction against the company.
Lenovo Says Bug Preventing Moto G Plus from Making 911 Calls On Verizon
Lenovo issued a notice this week warning that the Moto G5 Plus may not be able to connect 911 calls via VoLTE on Verizon's wireless network. The company has identified the bug and expects to issue a software patch in the next week or so.
Verizon Prepaid Customers Gain HD Voice
Verizon Wireless today said its prepaid subscribers will have access to VoLTE services, including HD Voice and video calls, starting September 25. Prepaid customers will need to add HD Voice to their account before they can make HD calls, but the add-on will be free.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Verizon Wireless Customers Can Roam In Cuba
Verizon Wireless today added Cuba to the list of countries in which its customers can access network services when traveling. Roaming in Cuba (world phone required) won't be cheap.
Flat Wireless Alleges Verizon Charging Unfair Roaming Rates
Flat Wireless, a Texas-based company, has filed a complaint with the FCC over roaming rates charged by Verizon Wireless. Flat said Verizon's data rates are "unjust and unreasonable in absolute terms and in relation to charges assessed by Verizon Wireless for similar services to its retail customers, MVNOs, and to international roaming partners.
They called me too
I asked them how they got my number, and they said they were dialing random numbers in my area.
I don't have any opinion about the movie - this is all I know about it - but I hope the marketing company gets in trouble. I am not paying to talk to a telemarketer.
God Bless Nokia!!!
The G1 has such a feature as well....
Does anybody use the National-Do-Not-Call registry???
I actually DIDNT have this number; But do now.
That's just rich....
I dont see reason to kick out money unless some of those calls pushed...