Weekly Stories from You: Robocalls Aggravate Chronic Pain
“I like getting woken up by annoying robocalls,” said no one, ever. But for Dianne, from Modesto, California, robocalls that wake her from sleep are causing her extra pain:
The repeated daily robo and marketing telephone calls aggravate the chronic pain that I endure. [I] am age 74 [and] need extra sleep to relieve pain…I’m on DO NOT CALL LISTS.
At each call I either hang-up if [the call is a] robocall, or if [it is] a real person, I repeatedly request that they take my telephone number off [their] list.
I am desperate for rest & sleep (often at daytime hours) to help diminish some of the pain. I desperately need relief from these calls. Surely.. (my landline carrier) can devise a way to STOP THE TELEMARKETING CALLS PRIOR TO THE PHONE RINGING. I should not, will not pay for any contraption…[my service provider] should have the capacity, responsibility and integrity to protect their customers.
We agree with Dianne that the phone companies need to step up and do more to help their customers avoid harmful robocalls. That’s why we and hundreds of thousands of consumers are calling on carriers to offer their customers free tools to block robocalls. We invite you to join with us to End Robocalls.