Contact Us

Idaho Phone Companies Get Leeway on “Do Not Call” Rule

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly for Idaho to lift a 13-year-old restriction barring phone and cable TV companies from  calling existing customers to market new products or services. Wednesday’s floor vote was 65 to 5 to send the measure to the Senate. A single Republican, Rep. Maxine Bell of Jerome, opposed the bill, which had also been panned by the Idaho attorney general’s office as an unwanted intrusion on people’s privacy.

The House majority, however, agreed with phone companies including Frontier Communications and Century Link Inc. that it’s unfair to forbid them from calling their customers to sell them new, faster Internet service. Customers can still ask not to be bothered. In 2000, phone companies were singled out with the restriction by Idaho lawmakers who worried they’d abuse their monopoly.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!