Do not call by the numbers

Since Sept. 30, millions of Canadians have said no to hearing about Hawaiian vacations or snow removal services over the phone. The CRTC's National Do Not Call List allows people to register their numbers as 'do not disturb,' unless you're calling from a political party, charity or newspaper, conducting a survey or already have a relationship with the person (or feel lucky and/or litigious). Here's a look at the DNCL by the numbers:

Since Sept. 30, millions of Canadians have said no to hearing about Hawaiian vacations or snow removal services over the phone. The CRTC’s National Do Not Call List allows people to register their numbers as ‘do not disturb,’ unless you’re calling from a political party, charity or newspaper, conducting a survey or already have a relationship with the person (or feel lucky and/or litigious). Here’s a look at the DNCL by the numbers:

• 155,000: people employed by the telemarketing industry in Canada

• $27 billion: amount of revenue generated by telemarketing last year

• $15,000: amount a company could be fined if they violate the new law

• 145 million: American numbers signed on to the U.S. DNC registry since 2003

• 2.7 million: phone numbers registered the first week

• 640,000: phone numbers registered the first day

• 18,000: people who tried to register at the exact same time on the first day