Weekly Stories from You: Robocalls Hurt Dallas Area Startup

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Curtis and some of his industry contacts (Sue Martin from the Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud and Misfit Garage, and Mike Brewer and Edd China from Velocity Channel's Wheeler Dealers); these are the folks disrupted when Curtis gets a robocall.

Curtis and some of his industry contacts (Sue Martin from the Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud and Misfit Garage, and Mike Brewer and Edd China from Velocity Channel’s Wheeler Dealers); these are the folks disrupted when Curtis gets a robocall.

Curtis runs a business with, as he describes it, “lots of moving parts.”

Curtis’s business is in startup mode. As anyone who’s ever started a new venture knows, there’s a lot to do and very little time for Curtis to do it all. So he relies a great deal on his phone to keep to his deadlines, manage logistics, and stay on top of the dozens of things he has to do every day to move his business forward.

Curtis works around the clock to make sure that his venture succeeds, so he has little patience for things that waste his time. One of the biggest timewasters for Curtis is robocalls:

“People call from everywhere, and I can’t know in advance where everyone is calling from, so I can’t really screen my calls. And I’m dedicated to answering my phone every time, since I don’t want to miss a call [from a customer, vendor or associate]. I get these calls very very often – sometimes multiple calls in a day.Robocalls are not only annoying – they interrupt me during other calls or while my hands are full. That means that robocalls are lost time for the business, and lost time for everyone I’m responsible for.”

Curtis covering a filming of Discovery Channel's Fast n Loud at a Leake Auction event in Dallas, TX.

Curtis covering a filming of Discovery Channel’s Fast n Loud at a Leake Auction event in Dallas, TX.

Curtis joined End Robocalls because he’s “willing to do anything” to stop having his customers’, vendors’ and colleagues’ time wasted by robocalls.

Fed up with robocalls? Join with Curtis and more than half a million of us who are working to get phone companies to offer free tools to block robocalls. Join the movement at EndRobocalls.org.

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