If you’re looking for a free way to annoy people with one of those pre-recorded telephone calls then this is the place for you. Unfortunately you’ll only get the pleasure of annoying 25 people a week with the free version so if you’re bent on disturbing greater numbers of the public you’ll have to open your wallet. Automatedcalls.com does exactly what it says on the tin and has been doing so for a few years now. In its defense it does state in the FAQ section that it does not allow unsolicited sales or marketing calls or texts but it’s difficult to see how this can be monitored. It’s also hard to believe that a thousand calls containing the same message is anything other than a sales pitch.
You can set up contact lists by importing the information from other systems saving time manually entering individual numbers. Once entered the numbers can be split into groups so that messages (not sales calls remember) can be targeted at specific people.
Messages can be created and stored for future use and you can either choose to have the call or text made immediately or diarized ahead.
The reporting function shows exactly what happened to all of the calls such as whether it was answered by a live person or went to voicemail or if the line was busy or invalid. I particularly like the fact that it also shows the length of time the recipient stayed on the line. I’m guessing two seconds is the national average!
I can see it having its uses for things like reminders or the mass broadcast of important local and national events or emergencies. For all the rest of the stuff that sites like this generate I can only say thank heaven for the National Do Not Call Registry!