What, you thought just because they can't call you anymore, they'd stop annoying you?
With signups for the "National Do Not Call Registry" now exceeding 12.5 million, the businesses that do roughly $300 billion in annual telephone sales will simply have to find another way to market to you.
The Wall Street Journal says many of these companies are planning "to flood mailboxes and computers with an avalanche of solicitations" and to throw sales pitches at consumers who call them for other reasons.
These businesses still have time to prepare for Oct. 1, when they must stop calling people on the list. Qwest
When all is said and done, we're probably receiving more peace and quiet at dinnertime in exchange for increased email spam and advertising flyers in our mailboxes.
Not a bad deal, really.