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Old 07-17-17, 11:29 PM
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This is the title that I had wanted to use if there had been enough room:

RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call

This is such an obvious lie. The Republican National Committee must think their audience is composed of idiots.


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How ringless spam voicemails became a partisan issue

June 29, 2017

If there痴 anything good about ringless voicemails, it痴 the fact that they bring people together. These voicemails that simply appear on your phone seem to invite universal hatred.

Indeed, the FCC has gotten almost 2,800 complaints about ringless voicemails in June alone. Among the complaints: lost business due to spam clogging the mailbox, added data costs from checking messages, mailboxes flooded to capacity unable to receive messages from family.

溺y phone bought and paid for by me exists for my convenience, and not to provide a portal into my life for unsolicited contacts of any nature, said one Georgian to the FCC.

The robocall war has been hard enough to fight with the support of the FCC. (Recently, the FCC scored a win in this war, slapping a $120 million fine on a robocaller after TripAdvisor tracked down the culprit.) And now ringless voicemails have become the latest battleground for telephone annoyance since the FCC was asked in late March to consider exempting ringless voicemails from its do-not-call rules by a marketing company called All About the Message, LLC. (The Do Not Call Registry provides telemarketers with a list of numbers it痴 illegal to dial.)

Perhaps unexpectedly, however, the ringless voicemail debate suddenly became a partisan issue.

Ringless voicemails go viral

On May 18, the Republican National Committee got involved, filing comments with the FCC in support of All About the Message saying the 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call, and is not subject to telephone consumer protection rules. RNC chief counsel John R. Phillippe, Jr. wrote that a contrary ruling 努ould have serious consequences for the First Amendment rights of those engaged in political communication via telephone.

The RNC痴 comments seemed suggested its support was to solidify its own strategies with ringless voicemail, but the issue snowballed as corporate interests also submitted similar letters of support. The US Chamber of Commerce and the American Financial Services Association joined in writing letters in support of the FCC not regulating ringless voicemails.

The RNC痴 letter sparked a small-scale political firestorm, escalating the issue and inflaming the public. 溺y guess is [the RNC] had no idea their comments would generate the reaction that they had, said Margot Freeman Saunders, senior counsel at National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), who wrote a letter against efforts to deregulate ringless voicemails. 的t was their comments that triggered the first big news stories, they really made it go viral.

After the RNC痴 missive, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey wrote a letter to the FCC opposing the petition to exempt ringless voicemails from consumer protection. The letter was signed by eight other senators. A similar letter from the House led by Rep. Daniel Lipinski of Illinois had 14 signatories. Neither letter was signed by a Republican. The attorneys general of New York, Massachusetts, and Kentucky also sent a letter. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, a robocall critic, called on the FCC to reject All About the Message痴 request.

Democrats hate them. Republicans like them?

At a glance, it痴 hard to see how something universally reviled by anyone with a phone could fall along the same political lines as healthcare or taxes.

展hen you see the number of [FCC] comments people have made against the use of this technology, you can see that there is broad public opposition, Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation of America. 鄭lthough we don稚 know the parties who have commented, it痴 a technology that痴 deeply unpopular so I would think that no business or political party or other entity would want to be using this technology.

Some people actually have looked into some of the FCC痴 comments. In a letter to the FCC, the NCLC痴 Saunders highlighted the breadth of the complaints. Consumers of various backgrounds and income levels seem to be in agreement. The comments, Saunders said, are 砺ery compelling. I think it shows that this isn稚 a partisan issue, it痴 a consumer vs. business issue.

Despite near universal agreement that ringless voicemails are a nuisance, support for them has fallen along partisan lines for politicians. Curiously, no one Yahoo Finance spoke with could quite explain how such an issue turned political.

The closest thing to an answer was a finger to the almost-literal elephant in the room.

的 don稚 think anyone would be surprised that the RNC is more favorable towards business and Dems are more favorable to consumers, Saunders said.

For now, however, the matter is somewhat shelved. On June 20, All About the Message withdrew its petition to the FCC. Still, it痴 possible this issue could re-awaken if the FCC decided to visit the issue on its own, without a petition, or that another firm could file a petition. 的t痴 very likely that they値l consider it in the future, said Saunders.
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Old 07-18-17, 12:39 AM
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This is the title that I had wanted to use if there had been enough room:

RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call

This is such an obvious lie. The Republican National Committee must think their audience is composed of idiots.

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Old 07-18-17, 06:31 AM
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Re: RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does no

That would be even more annoying than a spam phone call!

Spam phone call:
Your phone rings. You answer it. It's a spam. You hang up.

Spam voicemail:
Your phone beeps to indicate a message. Unlock phone. See there is a voicemail. Huh? Did I miss a call? What happened?! Call the voicemail box. Enter pin. Listen through call metainfo (i.e. "You have 1 new voicemail messages. Press 1 to listen to new messages...". Finally hear that it is a voicemail spam. Delete message. Hang up.
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This is the title that I had wanted to use if there had been enough room:

RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call

This is such an obvious lie. The Republican National Committee must think their audience is composed of idiots.
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Old 07-18-17, 12:06 PM
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Re: RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does no

Republicans are becoming just as childish as their opponents who have made similar claims (remember those deleted emails).

And yes, this claim is just absurd.
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Re: RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does no

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Republicans are becoming just as childish as their opponents who have made similar claims (remember those deleted emails).
JTFC. It's fucking pathological with you.
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Re: RNC falsely says 電elivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does no

Voicemail ?
How about mail mail ?

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JTFC. It's fucking pathological with you.
Seems like convenient/selective lack of memory functionality is a fucking pathological thang with you.
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