“Ringless voicemails” to cell phones are subject to robocalling restrictions

The Federal Communications Commission recently issued a unanimous decision on ringless voicemails — that is, messages left in voicemail boxes without ringing the consumers' cell phones. The FCC determined that ringless voicemails are “calls” and, therefore, require consumers’ prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The FCC's press release and ruling are available here.

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