FCC statute could concede ringless robocalls to burden your voicemail

NEW YORK — Marketing calls customarily make your cellphone ring, though if a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) manners in a companies’ favor, those credit card, financing and debt collection calls could legally go true to your voicemail box in total numbers.

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Marketers like Josh Justice, who runs ringless voicemail organisation Stratics Networks, contend that’s a good thing.

“You lay down for cooking with your family and your phone rings, we go to put your baby to bed and your phone rings and you’re being solicited something,” Justice said. “A ringless voicemail drops is a nonintrusive choice to this robocall.”


Josh Justice

The companies are arguing to a FCC that given a phone never indeed “rings,” their ringless voicemails should not be regulated by a 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a pierce upheld by a Republican National Committee, that pronounced controlling a use competence impact domestic overdo campaigns.

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Consumer advocates, like Margot Saunders with a National Consumer Law Center, contend that not controlling would be a “wrong call.”


Margot Saunders

“That’s even some-more invasive, some-more time immoderate and some-more irritating in some ways than a customary phone call,” Saunders told CBS News.

“They wish to be means to strech us and they wish to be means to strech us though consent,” she added. “They wish to be means to strech us though a revelation them, stop!”

The FCC does not criticism on open petitions, though authority Ajit Pai told us recently about robocalls in general.

“This is a series one source of consumer complaints to a FCC. It dwarfs anything else that we get.”

You can give a FCC your thoughts, though Friday is a final day for open comment. Click here to find out more on how to contention your comments.

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