Telephone Consumer Protection Act

What is the TCPA or Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

Starting October 16, 2013, prior written consent will be required for all autodialed, pre-recorded calls to cell and land lines, as well as texts sent to cell phones for marketing purposes.

The TCPA applies to both voice and short message service (SMS) text messages, if they are sent for marketing purposes.

**We are fully compliant with the new laws and will build a custom page for your brand, so you can continue your call center operations.    

sample page:

    By checking this checkbox, I provide my consent & signature to receive calls from Best Edu regarding Education Opportunities and other Opportunities at the phone number above, including my wireless phone number, if provided. I understand that these calls maybe generated using an automated dialer and that I am not required to provide my consent as a condition of purchasing goods or services.

New Rule

Effective

What is the new requirement?

Prior written consent October 16, 2013 Clear written consent required before telemarketing call or text message.  Exception: calls that are manually dialed and do not contain a pre-recorded message are exempt from the TCPA.
No “established business relationship” exemption October 16, 2013 An established business relationship no longer protects the advertiser from any prior written consent.