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  1. Allow for the public to have access to toll free reverse look up

    Have a website to allow the public to place a toll free number in a phone data cell. Then report to who ever is checking on the entity that is responsible for that toll free number what the name of the entity and address is.

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      • Actually have rules that protect Consumers

        I have been SLAMMED. I lost my service for landline. iI cant file a complaint because i dont know who the company is. The FCC is protecting the unauthorized carrier. Cant find out who thit is even though my authorized carrier knows, why because the FCC is protecting the criminal not the consumer. So my is to HELP people like me.

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        • Followup!!!

          Letting us know what happens after a complaint is made. Like a follow up to know that something is being done and what is being done about it so our complaints arent left unheard

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          • Enforcement!!!!!

            Enforcement of the Do Not Call List is totally obscure. I have filed my second complaint with the FCC regarding telemarketing and robo calls on my cell and landline. In filing the second complaint I have provided a list of approximately 40 numbers from May - July with as much information on each of them as possible. I understand there are some organizations that are exempt such as political (which I totally disagree with) but the calls are out of control and these people know they won't be touched. Not that they can not be they just aren't. Since filing…

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            • scantodobusinesswithFCC

              Allows two way pinging clearearence at a variety of business levels to ensure network owners and our country additional coverage. Also a type of online approval to then provide marketing or ads to company owners that provide a service. Selling your own coverage packages based on report and data base. Provides reporting to local businesses and all users in boundaries.

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              • The do not call list does not seem to work. We need harsher penalties.

                Make it COMPLETELY illegal for telemarketers to call. NOBODY wants a phone call from a telemarketer.

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                • Funding

                  the $739.3 million listed at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-11-826A1.pdf from http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs.html
                  are not listed at http://www.usaspending.gov/
                  National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) had the TRS account from 1992 to 2011. Now Rolka Loube Saltzer Associates is the new contractor.
                  The largest recipients are
                  Sorenson http://www.sorensonvrs.com/

                  Purple http://www.purple.us/

                  ZVRS http://www.zvrs.com/

                  Thank you

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                    • limit political robocalls to one a day (or none)!! AND add an opt-out requirement so we can stop them for subsequent calls!

                      Have received 8 calls from one primary candidate in a 24 hr period -- he has also apparently shared my number with his political party -- 2 calls in a 24 hr period -- and with some issues canvassers -- 2 more calls in 24 hrs. That is 12 calls in 24 hours. This has been going on all week. I MUST have a way to opt out of these calls -- all of them. This is ABUSE. If there is no way to stop the calls, then make them buy an FCC license for each call so cost will…

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                          • Your website is abominable.

                            I am not familiar with FCC jargon. The only part that makes sense is this complaint board. All I want to do is to find out why my local radio station went dead. There were no announcements, no reasons given, just a lot of gossip in town. All I could find easily is that there was an ammendment to the renewal late in January, but no link or suggestion of a next step or any way to find out what is going on. Would you be so kind as to educate us novices with everyday language in addition to your…

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                            • Who sold my information to the auto-dialer bots?

                              The most empowering and valuable information the FCC can provide consumers, like myself, is what businesses are supplying these guys with our personal details (name, cellphone numbers, etc).
                              After the FCC fines a company or shuts down a phone number, it should publish facts about the company that owns the phone number and businesses associated with selling information to them.
                              ie; If it's my "UnionChase MaestroKard" causing harassing phone calls, that information could empower consumers to stop future business activity with them.

                              26 votes
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                              • a simple external access(call) to the callsign database for callsign verification

                                create a simple way to externally search the database for callsign verification

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                                  • When down loading information from the FCC Database using the 'download query tool'

                                    When down loading information from the FCC Database using the 'download query tool' the information is very difficult to sift through when downloading large amounts of data. Data is compiled into several different tables in the same text file (same sheet when imported into excel) There are no data labels and the information across tables do not match. It would be helpful if there was at least an explanation for this, but more useful would be the ability to match, for example, a tower owner with the long/lat co ordinance across data tables. Also, it would be nice to know…

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                                    • Expand frequency coverage in Spectrum Dashboard API.

                                      The current Spectrum Dashboard API only covers 225 MHz to 3.7 GHz. It would be nice if it covered the 3 kHz to 300 GHz that is distributed in the OET Spectrum Table (which is currently only distributed in a non-machine readable formats).

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                                      • Restore public access to Media Bureau CDBS. What you've done is seriously wrong and backward.

                                        Cutting off public access to searching the CDBS data is just ******. I cannot understand why you have done this.

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