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Is the TCPA Only for Cell Phones?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is the most significant vehicle for consumer litigation in America today. Many of the most prominent and newsworthy TCPA lawsuits involve alleged violations stemming from calls and texts to cell phone numbers. As a result, there is a mistaken belief that the TCPA primarily or entirely serves to regulate calls to cell phones.

In reality, the TCPA regulates all sorts of telemarketing activity, including calls to every type of phone number. This guide will explain how the TCPA’s restrictions on the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) to call cell phone numbers fits into the law’s overall regulatory framework.

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