Can Annoying Robocall Voicemails Be Stopped? Attorney General, Angry Phone Owners Argue Against New Marketing Tactic
Jun 5, 2017 • Newsweek
June 5, 2017
Marketing companies want to leave voicemails on your cellphone—and now one telemarketer is trying to create a loophole to bypass regulations on robocalls by arguing that the messages don’t count as a call if they don’t make your phone ring.
“The delivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call that is subject to the prohibitions on the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice,” telemarketing firm All About the Message wrote in a letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in late March…