SHOCKING: ‘US phone carriers make empty, unenforceable promises to fight robocalls – All 50 states agree to let telcos keep doing what they’re already doing.’

We are diving deep into this story. A heck of a story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user Philo1927 titled US phone carriers make empty, unenforceable promises to fight robocalls – All 50 states agree to let telcos keep doing what they’re already doing. is gaining some traction, having got 19 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by arstechnica.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 05:34:16 and has an ID of cukapp. Here are some thoughts on this so far:

  • “I haven’t answered my phone in several years, because the damn Indians won’t leave me alone.“, posted by the user megaflopp at 2019-08-24 12:02:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I still have my original number from an old area code. I thought about switching a few times now, but it’s super useful knowing right away i… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user DJTHatesPuertoRicans at 2019-08-24 07:07:20. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Let’s make a phone that blocks all incoming robocalls. We would be millionaires.“, posted by the user OrangeSlicer at 2019-08-24 06:24:56. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Republicans make lots of money off the robo calls.

    Connect the dots people.“, posted by the user SunLaoZiTzu at 2019-08-24 06:14:33. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Nothing meaningful will be done by the telcos.

    Might as well [try this](https://fox17online.com/2019/03/15/trying-to-make-cash-off-robocall… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user GODGK2 at 2019-08-24 06:07:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Citizens: “Robocalls cost us $billions and keep us angry, and are already illegal. Do your fucking jobs and end them.”

    Carriers: “Robocalls… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Indoctrinated_Bush at 2019-08-24 05:55:16. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

  • “So … Everybody does nothing? At the same time we created so much ~~advertising~~ media coverage.“, posted by the user GoneFishing36 at 2019-08-24 05:51:38. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Boring!!!“, posted by the user Saupreuss at 2019-08-24 05:37:06. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “And what they’re already doing, is nothing. Because they have no reason to care.“, posted by the user sarduchi at 2019-08-24 05:36:34. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is something deeply important, I am looking for more facts on this story and will update this post as soon as we are done.

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