Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has requested comments regarding whether “ringless voicemail” to a person’s cell phone is regulated by Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) restrictions on calls to cell phones. See http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0418/DA-17-368A1.pdf. This technology allows a caller to leave a voicemail message on a consumer’s cell phone without the phone ringing. Although the comment period is closed, reply comments may be filed before June 2, 2017.
Comment: I think it very unlikely that the FCC will grant this petition ruling that a voicemail is not a “call” as defined in the TCPA.Read More