Reader Ron is annoyed that Domino’s Pizza will not stop calling his cellphone 1-3 times a week to let him know the specials. Yuck!
Not a huge thing in the big scheme of life, but I wanted to make you guys aware of something Domino’s Pizza started doing recently.
They will call you weekly (usually 1-3 times a week) and inform you of their weekly specials. They will do this to cellular phones, work numbers, anywhere. In short, they use their customer list as a free list of people to spam with weekly specials.
Again, this isnt a crime against man and nature but having your cellular phone hammered by unsolicited calls from the local pizza joint is a bit unsettling and uncalled for.
Readers beware. When you call in to order a Domino’s pizza, you are adding yourself to a list of people to-be-hounded.
The National Do Not Call list is obviously ignored, as this number has been registered there for months.
Sadly, Ron, the Do Not Call list doesn’t apply here unless you specifically ask Domino’s not to call you. By purchasing something (pizza), you established a business relationship with the company. They are allowed to call you for 18 months after your last purchase or delivery, unless you ask them not to call again. In that case, they must honor your request not to call. If they subsequently call you again, they may be subject to a fine of up to $11,000.
Every time you order a pizza, however, you’re restarting the whole business relationship clock again. Good luck.
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