Prerecorded Political Calls Unaffected by FCC Advisory
Proprietary Landline and Mobile Services & Technology Intact After "Do Not Call" Laws
Washington, D.C. - On September 11, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Enforcement Advisory to promote more widespread understanding of the exclusions that political calls have under the law.
The Advisory does not affect ccAdvertising's business model of conducting "Artificial Intelligence Call" (AIC) calls and surveys for political and market research purposes.
The Advisory upholds the guidelines set forth in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA of 1991) that governs the use of prerecorded voice messages and automated telephone dialing systems. Political and non-commercial calls are excluded from Do Not Call laws due to rights protected by Free Speech.1
The FCC's rules state that prerecorded automated calls to cell phones and other mobile devices are permitted by the TCPA of 1991, as long as the call is political or non-commercial and the called party is not charged.
"Over the past decade, mobile carriers have modified consumer plans to include free inbound voice phone calls and text messages. ccAdvertising has developed new technologies and programs that allow us to communicate with voters for free on their mobile phones and comply with the rules set forth by the TCPA of 1991 and the FCC," said Gabriel Joseph, President of ccAdvertising.
"ccAdvertising will continue to utilize its proprietary technologies and offer its clients a full range of services in the Landline Network as well as the Mobile Phone Channel (MPC)," Joseph concluded.
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1.Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, CC Docket No. 92-90, Report and Order, 7 FCC Rcd 8752 ¶ 45 (1992).
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