January 31st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendence (SUTEL) announced this week that cellular phone users who do not wish to receive phone calls from salespeople or other unsolicited commercial phone calls are able to block such calls.
“This is established in a procedure that was made to protect the right of privacy for cellular phone users, according to section 44 of the General Telecommunications Law,” reads the press release.
Cellular customers may inform their carriers directly that they do not wish to receive such phone calls.
Any company found to violate such “do not call” lists with subject to the remove of their phone service.
Ceullular carriers can also be sanctioned. “If the carrier does not take the necessary measures to protect their clients’ privacy, it may receive a fine that can be of up to 1% of the carrier’s gross income from the past fiscal year. This is stated in section 68 of the General Telecommunications Law,” said SUTEL.