September 27, 2012
Is political text message spam legal?
Although the FCC has clearly stated that unsolicited automated text messages are against the law, some political advertising firms have found a way around the ban. The Los Angeles Times reports.
...Instead of sending text messages the traditional way -- from one phone number to another -- these firms send emails to people's cellphones, which produce messages that appear much like text messages.
The messages may originate as emails, but the phone companies consider them incoming text messages, which can come with a charge if the cellphone owner does not subscribe to a text messaging plan.
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