Alief, Texas (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- City, State â February 21, 2009 â A few years ago, a study asked people to rank the most annoying thing that happened as part of their daily lives. For more than half of respondents, the answer was receiving unwanted telephone calls at home. These unsolicited calls outranked other common annoyances like long lines and traffic jams. Many people assume nothing much can be done to stop these unwanted calls. However, a new service is seeking to change not only that perception but to empower people to take back control over their telephones.
The service is called CallCatalog.com. Basically, the site provides a way for people all around the country who have been receiving unwanted calls from the same source to share their experiences and their information about the caller. Because most of these callers either leave no messages or leave behind cryptic statements that say nothing about the purpose of the call, people can go to the site and find out more information. Users can find out if the call is coming from a telemarketer, a bill collector, or even from a scam artist.
While the advent of Caller ID was supposed to make knowing who was on the other line easier for people, today most of the callers people donât want to speak to are the ones who know how to evade that technology the best. By using a service like this one, people are able to determine which calls should be answered and how they should be responded to appropriately. Without addressing these calls head on, most will continue indefinitely. This is especially true with respect to telemarketers who call at odd times during the day.
CallCatalog.com provides more than just a method for allowing users to share their experiences with unwanted callers. The site provides updated information designed to assist people in understanding their rights and how to assert those rights against telemarketers and other unwanted callers when necessary.
For users, one of the other highlights of the service is that no cost is involved. Looking up numbers on the site is completely free for users, as is posting information about those callers. Accessing the educational information also costs nothing. Users can have the ability to learn more about their callers without having to spend their hard earned money.
About CallCatalog.com CallCatalog.com began in 2008 with one goal in mind: helping consumers stop unwanted calls. The minds behind the site decided the best way to accomplish this goal was developing a free reverse phone directory that worked by combining consumersâ knowledge and allowing others to learn from one anotherâs experiences. Just as one individual might tell a co-worker about a harassing phone call, that individual can now tell millions of other people. By spreading the work and by publicizing information about the companies behind these calls, the founders of CallCatalog.com hope to make the telephone a source of pleasant conversation not of dreaded mechanized voices and impersonal computerized messages from telemarketers.