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2023 February Restricted Do Not Call Dates

2023 February Restricted Do Not Call Dates

Posted by Ben Stark on Wed, 01/25/2023 - 09:49

Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

February 20, 2023 – Washington’s Birthday

  • Alabama*, Louisiana**, Mississippi, Pennsylvania***, Rhode Island, Utah****

February 21, 2023 - Mardi Gras

  • Louisiana

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

February 20, 2023 – Family Day 

  • New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan & British Columbia

* George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

** Statutory, not enforced

***Presidents’ Day

****Washington and Lincoln Day

State Restricted Do Not Call (DNC) Calling Rules & Exemptions

  • Alabama’s telephone service rules only apply to telephone utilities, including local exchange companies, resellers (local and toll), interexchange carriers, customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service providers, and all providers of telecommunications service operating within the State of Alabama under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Public Service Commission.

  • Louisiana exempts calls where prior consent was obtained and business to business calls.

  • Mississippi exempts any telemarketer who has an established business relationship (existing or within the last six months) with the person being called.

  • Pennsylvania exempts calls made in response to an express request of the consumer, in reference to an existing debt or those with whom the telemarketer has an existing business relationship within the previous 12 months.

  • Rhode Island statute only prohibits “unsolicited telephonic sales calls” on legal holidays.

  • Utah exempts calls made with prior express consent.

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