Do not call. Do not email. Do not write. Does not work.

Do not call. Do not email. Do not write. Does not work.
: Joe Territo discovers that the new Do Not Call service doesn’t work. As if they couldn’t anticipate a flood of traffic to this?

  • Maybe it would have been easier to put everyone on the Do Not Call list, and set up a Do Call website to opt back in :-)
    Luckily, here in Germany data privacy is taken quite seriously, and telemarketing calls are very rare.

  • Mark Strassburg

    It does work, but takes some perseverance. Anyone who thought the government could handle this well when it has bedeviled the best private online sites is fooling themselves. Give them a few weeks to work out the kinks before going nuts.

  • I do this stuff for a living; the basic answer is “yes they could, but with this kind of thing it would cost 100 times as much to handle the first five days’ load as it ever will need again.” There are some solutions — IBM’s e-business schemes are at least one attempt — but the easiest one is to figure people will probably come back in a day or two if they can’t get through.

  • Ars Technica also said it didn’t work, literally, as it exempted some companies and organizations from the list, but apparently now they included most of them.

  • Seems to be working now (late on Friday night).
    Here’s the direct URL (following the one in the newspaper article throws an ad in the way):

  • Well, something broke down somewhere. Still haven’t gotten the email needed to complete the process.

  • Sunday, and the email finally arrived. Better late than never. (No, I’m not on Yahoo!–blech)

  • zakjan

    on the site it explains it takes up to 3 months. I registered, we shall see!!