Can We Send Advertisements to Customer Cell Phones?
The answer willl depend on all the circumstances involved, such as the means of making the call and whether the cell phone dialed belongs to someone with an exisitng business relationship, has registered on a do not call list or given permission to receive advertising. Cell phone marketing is covered by state laws, which vary by state, as well as the federal Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act
and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA provides that it is unlawful to make "any call" for which a party will be charged to a telephone number assigned to a cellular telephone service using "any automatic telephone dialing system" (ATDS) unless the call is for emergency purposes or it is "made with the prior express consent of the called party."
FCC rules prohibit sending unwanted text messages to your wireless phone number if they are sent using an autodialer, or if you have placed that number on the national Do-Not-Call list. Even if you have placed your wireless phone number on the national Do-Not-Call list, the TCPA does not protect you from receiving commercial messages sent to that number if:
-you have given your prior consent to the sender, or;
-you have an established business relationship with the sender.
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