Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act of 1991

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Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act of 1991

Legislation in the United States curtailing the use of unsolicited phone calls to make sales. The Act limits the hours during which a telemarketer may call, and requires that all telemarketers provide the households they call with their names and phone numbers. It further stipulates that telemarketing companies must comply with any request not to call the household back if requested. The TCPA was a precursor to the federal do-not-call list, which the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission created in 2003.
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The FCC's action on the SoundBite petition reaffirms that a text message sent by a service provider to confirm a wireless subscriber's request to opt out of a text messaging program does not violate the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act, and more importantly, these messages benefit consumers.
Lastly, we urge the Commission to take meaningful action to address violations of the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which includes unwanted or 'SPAM' messages and calls to wireless consumers by third parties.
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