Automatic Dialing and Recorded Message Player

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Automatic Dialing and Recorded Message Player

In marketing, a program that calls a preset list of phone numbers and leaves a recorded message. Often (though not always), the message is recorded by a celebrity endorser of the product being marketed. Since the mid-2000s, it has become a fairly common feature of political campaigns.
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This new technology allows businesses to identify and block the new forms of robocalls and the flexibility to quickly identify and block future types of unwanted phone calls as the perpetrators evolve.
Subscribers simply ignore calls, and YouMail does the hard job of deciding whether it's a robocall or spam call and plays the caller an out of service message so that the robocaller won't keep calling.
Recently, the robocalls have started up again--but this time not from the local candidates running for school board, but from my local pharmacy.
Political calls are excluded from the FTC definition of telemarketing, and during this presidential election season, voters have been assailed with automated political robocalls, dialed any time of the day to deliver a pre-recorded message.
New FCC rules require telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent, including by electronic means such as a website form, before placing a robocall to a consumer.
But my suggestion to just ignore unrecognized calls rang hollow with many readers, who said their lives have been made a bit less annoying by a free service that helps limit robocalls.
A Tea Party leader has filed an FEC complaint against Congressman Steve Stockman," the robocall says.
The robocall affair in the 2011 federal election, involving voter suppression by the Conservatives.
What that means is that phone users must help the feds identify and go after marketers who break the robocall and "Do No Call" rules.
Wendy Davis campaign disavows robocall using her name (The Associated Press): "When the recorded phone message asked Gene Malish if he supported Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis last week, he pushed the button indicating yes, and he kept pushing buttons until he'd given $500.
I called him and asked him, would you do a robocall for me?
4 election, and along with the ubiquitous television and radio ads comes the dreaded autodialed telephone call with a prerecorded message -- the robocall.