If you’re tired of those incessant calls from telemarketers, there’s relief as of September 30… That’s when the long-awaited Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) National Do Not Call List (DNCL) takes effect.
Up until now, each company had its own do-not-call list, and you had to register with each one.
However, with the DNCL you simply have to register your phone number in one place — a master list that telemarketers will be required to use. Bell Canada will be responsible for it. The DNCL also has a complaints process to make sure companies are following the rules.
Registration is free.
Once you register, your number will stay on the list for three years. Remember certain organizations are exempt from using the DNCL, including:
- Registered charities
- Political parties
- Market research firms
- Newspapers selling subscriptions
- and Companies you deal with.
There will be a designated toll-free number where you can send a fax to register your fax machine line.
To register – Call 1-866-580-DNCL (3625) from any phone number you want to register. Or register online at the National Do Not Call List website. You will be able to enter up to three numbers at one time.