GOP Backs Petition to Let Ringless Robo-Call Voicemails be Sent to Your Phones


May 25, 2017

Dinner is set, but the phone rings, and when you pick up it isn't a friend, or someone you know, sometimes it's not even a person. It's a robo-call.

Robo-calls for years have managed to catch people at the most inopportune moments, and the shift from landlines to mobile phones hasn't seemed to prevent all those fake tax collectors and mortgage vendors from calling. While the law is supposed to prevent unwanted robocallers from reaching your cellphone without your consent, Republicans are supporting what consumer groups describe as a workaround...