I've just received my third call this week ON MY CELL PHONE from an automated system from company within the wireless industry leaving me voicemails telling me about upcoming events. If you are reading this blog, you likely have as well. Seriously, if we can't abide by common courtesies amongst ourselves, how can we set guidelines for those outside the industry?

The only other "voice spam" of this sort that I have received on my cell phone prior to this week is from my local city government. I hold them to lower standards given their lack of understanding of the industry.

I have not, to my knowledge, opted in to receive voice-based marketing calls on my cell phone. It's a little strange that I have to opt in to text messages (much less intrusive than my phone ringing), but not voice-based marketing?