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The New Supreme Court Ruling – The TCPA Definition of an ATDS

In a sweeping 9-0 unanimous decision on April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that the TCPA only applies to auto-dialing systems that have the ability to store or produce telephone numbers using a random or sequential number generator. 

This game-changing news clarifies the scope of the TCPA’s definition of Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems (ATDS). It now enables businesses to contact consumers on their cell phones via call or text, without consent under federal law and the new ruling, as long as they are certain that their auto dialing system lacks the capacity to store or generate sequential phone numbers. 

The new ruling, however, only clarifies one piece of the TCPA: the Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) definition. Therefore any pre-recorded calls, IVR, ringless voicemails, and DNC calls are still subject to the TCPA and will still require written consent. 

Excitingly enough, you may all use Ricochet360’s auto dialer system with even greater confidence now. Despite more regulations to reveal, Ricochet360’s dialing system easily calls consumers at high speed and volume, worry-free of compliance issues.