On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling and Order regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) in response to 21 petitions for TCPA rules clarification. This ruling followed a declaratory hearing held June 18, and, for the most part, became effective upon issuance. These “clarifications” triggered disagreement among the Commissioners themselves, who were sharply split on the ruling, passing it by a vote of only 3 – 2. Although the order was intended to clarify several issues regarding the use of dialers, it has resulted in greater confusion for companies that sell and use dialing solutions.
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Stop and think about that classic scene in Seinfeld, when Jerry asks for a telemarkter’s home phone number. When the agent refuses, Jerry says “Oh, I guess you don’t want people calling you at home. Now you know how I feel.” And he hangs up.