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Sep 9, 2010 1:09 am

I've been reading this forum for a little while and am wondering if you guys could help me with something.

I am starting to cold call mostly residences right now in the metro area that I am in.  This may sound like a dumb question, but do the federal DNC laws apply to TX?

Here is my justification for asking:

1) On the FTC's website it says 
"The National Do Not Call Registry applies to any plan, program, or campaign to sell goods or services through interstate phone calls" - I would think state law (and not federal) would apply if I am not calling outside of the state.

2) This is what the state law says - 

ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES FOR TELEMARKETERS?

Yes. Telemarketers may contact customers:

if the telemarketer is a state licensee (for example – insurance or real estate agent, etc.) and: the call is not made by an automated device; the solicited transaction is not completed without a face-to-face presentation to complete a sales transaction and make payment; the consumer has not previously told the licensee that the consumer does not wish to be called.

Telemarketers with questions regarding their compliance obligations should consult with legal counsel.

Can someone give me some insight?

Thanks

Sep 9, 2010 9:18 pm

The DNC call laws apply federally which includes TX.  There are no exceptions to the DNC for Telemarketers if you are calling for a sale.  However, if it is a service issue for an existing client, then you may proceed in contacting them.

Sep 9, 2010 10:11 pm

This is useful reading on the topic.

http://www3.dncsolution.com/marketing/reginfo/reginfo6.asp

Sep 9, 2010 11:29 pm

thanks