Countdown to the National DNCL launch

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, July 30 /CNW Telbec/ - It's official: in just two
months the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will be up and running. On
September 30, 2008, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC) will launch the National DNCL. Consumers will be able to
register on the National DNCL for free to reduce the number of telemarketing
calls they receive.
    For many Canadian consumers, the National DNCL will come as a relief to
the nuisance of telemarketing calls. It will, however, have some exemptions.
Consumers may still receive calls from registered charities, political
parties, and newspapers seeking subscriptions. Companies with whom a consumer
has an existing business relationship will still be able to call, as well as
those conducting surveys. For more information on exemptions, see the CRTC
Fact Sheet.
    Calls will not stop immediately. Telemarketers will have 31 days to
update their calling lists. If consumers continue to receive non-exempt calls
31 days after they have registered they will be able to file complaints with
the National DNCL operator.
    Registration is simple. To put their numbers on the National DNCL,
consumers will be able to log on to as of September 30,
2008, and follow the instructions, or call 1-866-580-DNCL (3625). For TTY
service only (for the hearing impaired), the toll-free number will be 
1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889).
    For more information on the National DNCL

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

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