What Times Can You Cold Call?

Cold callers may only call you at home between 8:00 a.m.

and 9:00 p.m.

These time restrictions do not apply if you are already a customer of the firm or you’ve given the firm permission to call you at other times.

Cold callers may call you at work at any time.

Cold callers must say who’s calling and why.

Is calling someone before 9am illegal?

The TSR prohibits deceptive and abusive telemarketing acts and practices. Telemarketers can’t call you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. Telemarketers must promptly tell you the identity of the seller or charitable organization and that the call is a sales call or a charitable solicitation.

What time can you start calling customers?

1. There’s a timeframe. Cold calls can only happen between the hours of 8am and 9pm seven days per week. However, this timeframe is only in effect is the person being called is not currently a client or customer or the customer has told the caller they can call at any time.

Are cold calls illegal?

Use of unsolicited calls

It is not illegal for a company to make a ‘live’ cold call for general marketing purposes, subject to the following exceptions. The 2003 Regulations prohibits the use of live cold calls where: The individual has made it clear they do not wish to receive such calls, or.

Do cold calls work anymore?

Cold calling is not dead. No one really likes making cold calls. And while inbound marketing is a necessary part of your overall marketing strategy, it has not replaced cold calling as an effective, efficient way of reaching customers.

What is the fine for no call registry violations?

A company that is a seller or telemarketer could be liable for placing any telemarketing calls (even to numbers NOT on the National Registry) unless the seller has paid the required fee for access to the Registry. Violators may be subject to fines of up to $16,000 ($40,000 beginning 08/01/16) per violation.

Can bill collectors call before 9am?

Generally, debt collectors cannot call you at an unusual time or place, or at a time or place they know is inconvenient to you and they are prohibited from contacting you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m.

What is the Do Not Call rule?

FSBO’s and expired listings are not exempted from the application of the federal Do Not Call rules. Access the National Do Not Call Registry here. Since it takes time for Florida to upload its list into the federal registry, real estate licensees should also check Florida’s Do Not Call list.

What is the best time to call prospects?

The Best Morning Time for Sales Calls

The same CallHippo study actually found the best time to call a prospect is between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.. The second best time to pick up the phone is between 11:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m..

Is it illegal to cold call cell phones?

The FCC said placing telemarketing calls to wireless numbers has been and will be illegal in most cases. The Federal Trade Commission said automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers’ cell phones without their consent because the dialers are banned.