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According to the Federal Communications Commission, callers must receive the recipient’s permission before leaving “ringless voicemails.” The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously concluded that these quiet voicemails are subject to the same Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provisions that prohibit robocalls without authorization.  Each year, the FCC receives numerous consumer complaints about ringless voicemail. As a result, the Commission has made it clear that robocalls, including ringless voicemail, are unlawful if they are made without the recipient’s prior affirmative consent. This decision took effect on the same day that it was made public, November 21, 2022. Any non-emergency call made to a wireless telephone number utilizing an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice is now forbidden under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which safeguards customers against unwanted robocalls. This decision comes five years after All About the Message, LLC (AATM) petitioned the…

Global communications platform provider Truecaller has released a completely updated version of its iPhone app for users all around the world. This iOS software has been entirely reworked from scratch to be faster and more effective, and deliver substantially improved number identification, spam, scam and business call detection than earlier versions of the program.    This latest advancement is the result of an entirely new architecture that combines Truecaller’s cutting-edge spam detection algorithms with Apple’s existing technologies to provide the best caller ID solution. The updated program connects with Apple’s default phone app to display Truecaller results directly in the call log.    Truecaller has created the most up-to-date, precise and comprehensive first ring caller ID and spam detection for any region, and the company ensures this leading position by continuously upgrading its spam database. The app also contains a significant redesign and a new user experience flow, which greatly…

Ofcom has a plan for phone boxes Under new guidelines published by the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, stronger security for public call boxes went into effect. The new guidelines update from Ofcom’s aims to guarantee that strategically located phone boxes are not removed and that they are modified to provide extra services. As a result, phone boxes will be protected against removal if they are still needed by a local community. Millions of UK residents continue to rely on older technologies such as landlines and payphones for connectivity. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/mryanv67 TIM to cut 1,200 jobs to minimize costs TIM has reportedly secured an agreement with labor unions that will allow the company to cut up to 1,200 positions, allowing TIM to save significantly on domestic personnel expenses. Cuts will be implemented through a voluntary early retirement program, which will be the first step in the Italian incumbent’s larger…

Robocalls are not only annoying, they are potentially dangerous and are progressively becoming an even bigger problem. Sadly, it does not look like the situation will improve in 2021, as there were 22.8 billion total robocalls recorded at the midway point of 2020. Robocalls are phone calls made by an automatic dialer that transmits pre-recorded messages. While this may not seem like an issue, it can be. Some robotic calls may be from legitimate sources, but they may also be scams designed to deceive or bully people to provide personal information. There are several ways to fight robocalls, you can read an article on that here. In this article we will provide you with a list of top 10 robocall blocking apps for Android and iOS based on customer reviews. We hope this list helps you to find an app that works for you. *Prices and ratings…