FCC Ruling on Cell Phones
On Friday, January 4, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order ruling that autodialed and prerecorded message calls to wireless numbers provided by the called party in connection with an existing debt are permissible
According to ACA officials, this decision came as a result of years of work on behalf of the Credit and Collections Industry. The ruling stipulates that “if a person provides his or her wireless number to a creditor, and the number was provided "during the transaction that resulted in the debt owed," then autodialed and prerecorded message calls to the provided wireless telephone number are permissible under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).”
Furthermore, this ruling clarifies that a person voluntarily giving his or her wireless telephone number as a means to be contacted constitutes prior consent under the TCPA.
If you want to view the full text of the order, please click on this link, provided by the ACA. View the full text of the order.