cold calling

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Cold Calling

Informal; the practice of a broker making an unsolicited telephone call to a completely unknown person in an attempt to convince the person to become a client of that broker or brokerage. This practice is controversial and some jurisdictions have enacted laws limiting its legitimate use. It is also called dialing and smiling. See also: order period.

cold calling

a method of selling products which involves a business making unsolicited approaches to potential customers by door-to-door visits by SALES REPRESENTATIVES, TELEPHONE SELLING or DIRECT MAIL.
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(125) Furthermore, another commenter who used "pay as you go" plans complained about the dire effect of ringless voicemails on his finances, as he must pay to hear these unsolicited telemarketing voice messages.
The TCPA allows individuals to file lawsuits and collect damages for receiving unsolicited telemarketing texts, as well as calls, faxes, pre-recorded calls or autodialed calls.
For starters, Steve Augustino, an attorney at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Kelley Drye & Warren, said consumers are protected from unsolicited telemarketing calls, automatic telephone dialing systems and text messages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Real estate brokers in Dubai have been urged to stop making unsolicited telemarketing calls or face up to Dh50,000 fine in penalty.
The complaint also charged Alliance and Gotra with performing unauthorized credit checks on consumers who received unsolicited telemarketing calls, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Roughly 69 percent of the complaints were against the MNOs, mostly about spamming, unsolicited telemarketing, and obnoxious and fraudulent communications .
Philip Charvat sued NMP and Media Synergy Group for violating the TCPA after he received 33 unsolicited telemarketing calls while on the companies' do-not-call lists.
These directives - Qatar's directive to ban Islamic windows in conventional banks and the UAE's decision to limit the size and fees of personal loans and to ban unsolicited telemarketing - underscore the changing behaviour of regulators, who are keen to be seen as proactive.
In order to chalk out modalities to control menace of spamming and unsolicited telemarketing, a detailed Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP) was introduced in September 2010, the spokesman maintained.
I did not have to face this kind of trouble - bar problems from the service provider and the unsolicited telemarketing calls - for long after that.
On December 1, 2010, Trai had come out with guidelines on unsolicited telemarketing calls and SMSes, which were to be implemented from January 1, 2011.
Telecom regulator TRAI has imposed financial disincentive on the non-compliance of the regulation on unsolicited telemarketing calls and eight operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, BSNL and MTNL will have to pay Rs 49,000 in total, Telecom Minister A Raja said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.