FCC cracks down on 'ringless voicemails'2022-11-22 18:49 by Daniela
Tags: FCC, robocalls
US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled callers needed to obtain consumers' permission to deliver direct voicemails without their phone ringing, in its latest effort to crack down on robocalls.
"Imagine finding robocallers leaving junk voicemails on your phone without it ever having rung. It's annoying and it's happening to too many of us," FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. "Today we're taking action to ensure these deceptive practices don't find a way around our robocall rules and into consumers' inboxes."
The FCC defines a gateway provider as a "U.S.-based intermediate provider that receives a call directly from a foreign originating provider or foreign intermediate provider at its U.S.-based facilities before transmitting the call downstream to another U.S.-based provider."
The FCC's ruling follows an anti-robocall notice of inquiry the agency approved last month. The commission is exploring how best to crack down on illegal robocalls occurring over non–internet protocol networks, which are technologically incompatible with the prevailing STIR/SHAKEN protocol.
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