All right TCPAland, its official. The FCC has adopted and implemented its new rules regarding the creation of a *cough* reassigned number *cough* database. The rule is designed to cut down on wrong number robocalls and is available here. Here is TCPAland.com’s official top 10 take aways that […]
Here it is: Final Recycled Number Database Order Analysis here. You must read this.
Little known fact: the TCPA is just a tiny little part of something much bigger and more complex called the Communications Act of 1934, as amended by Telecom Act of 1996 (which the FCC loves to just call the “Communications Act.”) And yes, I know the TCPA was […]
I can always count on the TCPAland faithful to keep me honest. To wit: an eagle-eyed reader sent me the following comment today: Eric – Yesterday you said “Notice that the FCC specifically and expressly refuses to opine how the use of the database might cut down on […]
As expected we saw some big robocall news out of D.C. this morning. The FCC has made two rulings today that will impact American cell phones users in a big way. First, the FCC confirmed that text messages remain “information services” and not “telecommunications services.” Had the FCC […]
Only two episodes left of Season 1! Get your fill of the Ramble before we take our long winter’s nap and prepare for Season 2 in January. This is a funtastic penultimate episode–found here. We open with a break down of the TCPAland Christmas tree saga. Learn how we went […]
Another day, another 7 figure TCPA settlement. Today’s settlement approval comes to us from the Eastern District of Michican where a local furniture store saw its 2016 telemarketing effort turn into a multi-million dollar windfall for call recipients. See Bowman v. Art Van Furniture, Case No. 17-11630, 2018 WL […]
Tomorrow the FCC is set to meet and, presumably, to approve a Second Report and Order creating a database of re-assigned numbers. The report and order is available here. The database is being created to help callers avoid calling wrong numbers. When a phone number is reassigned […]