Industry News – 2-4-22

The latest nuisance call to find the spotlight is the one known as ringless voicemail and it was front and center this week in a proposal from FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. The initiative was spawned by a 2017 filing by All About the Message which sought a Commission ruling that an unsolicited message, if delivered into an individual’s voice mailbox without bothering that person with a call they had to answer is not really a call at all and need not be classified as such under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The Chairwoman disagreed in a news release on the matter and is asking her colleagues to follow her lead and make such ‘calls” fall under the TCPA just like good old fashioned robocalls.