Great, and I’m definitely signing up. My number is already unlisted, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the pushier telemarketers.
There are too many exceptions to the new law, though. I’ve already had one call to tell me that since I have an “established business relationship” with the company (my cellphone provider, and guess what line they called me on?), I can’t avoid their calls after September 30. I simply hung up, and I will continue to do so if they call again. I’ve since resolved to become just as rude with other companies who hide behind such things as “established business relationships.” By taking advantage of this provision and calling me even though I tell them not to, they’re worse than the random telemarketers.
I’m glad we now have a do not call list, but I think the whole question should have been specifically opt-in–in other words, nobody selling anything, or soliciting for charity, or a political party, or a company with whom I have already done business may call me for any reason unless I specifically state that they can. If we had a law like that and enough people didn’t opt-in, we could get rid of the telemarketers.