Prerecorded Calls

Regulation of prerecorded telephone calls at the federal level is perhaps the area experiencing the most change from the legal regime just 10 years ago. The FTC and FCC both have restrictive rules applicable to prerecorded telephone calls although both regimes exempt certain types of political or charitable calls.

If the call is legal under federal regulations, however, the caller still must determine whether state law bars the call, and if the call is allowed whether state or federal “do-not-call” lists apply.