TCPAWorld previously reported on the Petition For Declaratory Ruling filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 2, 2021 by Perdue for Senate, Inc. (Perdue) https://tcpaworld.com/2021/07/07/perdue-campaign-to-fcc-declare-that-certain-ringless-voice-mails-are-not-calls-under-the-tcpa/.
Perdue’s Petition requests that the agency “‘clarify that delivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box through ringless voicemail (‘RVM’) technology does not constitute a ‘call’ subject to prohibitions on the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (‘ATDS’) or an artificial or prerecorded voice under Section 227(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (‘TCPA’) or Section 64.1200(a)(1)(iii) of the [Commission’s] rules.’”
The Commission, by Public Notice dated September 3, 2021, now seeks public comment on Perdue’s request https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1102A1.pdf.
Per the Public Notice, initial comments are due by October 4, 2021; reply comments are due by October 19, 2021.
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There is no way I would want ringless voicemails sent to my number. Sure it would be great for the politicians trying to send out their message, however, I do not want my voicemail box filled up with unwanted messages from them asking for donations and the like. It would be a waste of my time to have to go into my voicemail box because it is full and clean out their junk messages just so I can receive important messages from friends and family if I am unable to answer their call.