Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice soliciting comment on a petition by All About the Message, LLC (AATM) for declaratory ruling under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

The petition requests that the FCC "declare that the delivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call that is subject to the prohibitions on the use of an automatic telephone dialing system ('ATDS') or an artificial prerecorded voice under the TCPA." Alternatively, AATM requests a retroactive waiver for AATM and its customers “pursuant to 47 CFR § 1.3, with respect to any voicemail message delivered by AATM or on behalf of an AATM customer to any recipient” by direct-to-voicemail insertion technology.

The public notice includes instructions. The deadline to file comments is May 18, 2017.


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