As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers’ side

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US Senate Democrats today asked the Federal Communications Commission to protect consumers from ringless voicemails, which let robocallers leave voicemails without ringing your phone.

The Republican National Committee (RNC), which is already using ringless voicemails, recently asked the FCC to approve a petition filed by a marketing company that sells direct-to-voicemail services. Approving the petition would exempt ringless voicemails from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and allow marketers and others to use the technology without complying with anti-robocall rules.

This is a horrible idea, Democrats said.

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