Can Annoying Robocall Voicemails Be Stopped? Attorney General, Angry Phone Owners Argue Against New Marketing Tactic


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...