News : TIM, Vodafone Face Probe Over Aggressive Telemarketing
Rome, Italy, Apr 5, 2017 -- Italian competition regulator AGCM said it opened investigations into both Telecom Italia and Vodafone for suspected use of aggressive telemarketing. It said it has raided call centres and offices belonging to both companies with the assistance of the antitrust unit of the financial police.
AGCM said both operators are suspected of making calls to both existing and potential clients on both fixed and mobile lines at all times of the day and night in order to sell products and services.
Aggressive, repetitive and invasive sales calls are prohibited by the Italian consumer code, it said.
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About Telecom Italia:
The Telecom Italia Group is an Italian enterprise belonging to the telecommunications sector. The Telecom Italia Group spans the entire advanced communications services chain - fixed and mobile telephony, the internet, media and new business solutions and systems - through TIM, Telecom Italia Media and Olivetti.
About Vodafone Italia:
Established in 1994 to operate in the Turkish mobile telecommunications sector, Vodafone Group became a mobile operator under the name Vodafone Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. on May 24, 2006. Now the second largest mobile operator in Turkey, Vodafone has 18,000,000 subscribers. As England's first GSM carrier, Vodafone made the first mobile phone call on Jan. 1 1985. Vodafone Group Plc is the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States through the Company's subsidiary undertakings.
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