The idea of Do Not Call List as resource for Texans seeking
refuge from the incessant ringing of their phones at the hands
of relentless telemarketers is good in theory. But actually only
stops about 5% of unwanted calls in practice.
This list, maintained by the Public Utility Commission of Texas
(PUC), serves as a registry of phone numbers that telemarketers
are legally prohibited from calling.
It’s important to note that the Do Not Call List covers
residential and wireless telephone numbers, not business ones.
Furthermore, certain calls are exempt from the list's
restrictions, such as calls from charitable organizations,
political campaigns, and telephone surveyors.
However, the list effectively curbs calls from commercial
telemarketers who wish to sell goods or services.