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What are the Do Not Call rules for cell phones and how do cell Do Not Call laws affect my call center? Welcome to Cell Do Not Call! Below you will find information about the new FCC wireless/cell Do Not Call rules. It's very important for call center businesses and telemarketers to understand cell phone Do Not Call laws and regulations. Failure to comply with Cell phone telemarketing rules can lead to costly fines and lawsuits. For more help, call 801-930-1117 to speak with a telemarketing lawyer regarding the new Cell Do Not Call laws. A telemarketing attorney can help you understand cell phone telemarketing and cell phone Do Not Call laws.
CELL DO-NOT-CALL HISTORY:
Cell Do Not Call laws are relatively new. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently passed new laws about telemarketing to cell phones. The new cell do-not-call rules were adopted by the FCC on February 15, 2012, but they do not go into effect until October 16, 2013. The cell Do-Not-Call list rules were a response to increased consumer complaints about telemarketers calling cell phones with autodialers (ATDS) and pre-recorded messages (robocalling). In order to make it more difficult for call centers to autodial wireless phones, the FCC passed the new cell do not call regulations through an amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Cell Do Not Call (cell DNC) laws are going into effect on October 16, 2013.
NEW CELL DO NOT CALL RULES:
The Cell Do Not Call list laws: The FCC now requires that call centers first obtain prior express written consent in order to call a cell phone using an autodialer or prerecorded sales message. Making a telemarketing call to a cell phone (consumer or business) without the prior written consent is a violation of the TCPA and may carry a telemarketing fine of up to $16,000 per violation. Autodialer law is a big focus for the FTC and FCC right now. Businesses should also take note of the recent amendments made by the FTC to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
HOW TO COMPLY:
Compliance with the new Cell Do Not Call laws is of utmost importance to the telemarketing industry going forward. Beginning October 16, 2013, telemarketers must begin scrubbing out all cell phone numbers unless they have the appropriate prior written permission or another exemption. Exemptions to the Cell Do Not Call rules are limited. In order to scrub out all cell phone numbers, call centers must obtain and scrub against a national list of wireless number prefixes, as well as a ported wireless number list of numbers ported to cell phones. For help with telemarketing compliance and the new Cell Do Not Call rules, you should contact an experienced telemarketing attorney. A telemarketing lawyer or telemarketing law firm can advise you about the new Cell Do Not Call laws, as well as about FCC regulations, telemarketing fines, telemarketing bonds, business to business telemarketing compliance, do not call law, autodialer law, telemarketing licenses, telemarketing audits, attorney general disputes, charitable telemarketing compliance, and Cell Do Not Call list exemptions. Call 801-930-1117 or send us a message on our Contact Us page. Your call is completely confidential.
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