Goto Section: 68.317 | 68.320 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 68.318 Additional limitations.
(a) General. Registered terminal equipment for connection to those
services discussed below must incorporate the specified features.
(b) Registered terminal equipment with automatic dialing capability.
(1) Automatic dialing to any individual number is limited to two
successive attempts. Automatic dialing equipment which employ means for
detecting both busy and reorder signals shall be permitted an
additional 13 attempts if a busy or reorder signal is encountered on
each attempt. The dialer shall be unable to re-attempt a call to the
same number for at least 60 minutes following either the second or
fifteenth successive attempt, whichever applies, unless the dialer is
reactivated by either manual or external means. This rule does not
apply to manually activated dialers that dial a number once following
Note to paragraph (b)(1): Emergency alarm dialers and dialers under
external computer control are exempt from these requirements.
(2) If means are employed for detecting both busy and reorder signals,
the automatic dialing equipment shall return to its on-hook state
within 15 seconds after detection of a busy or reorder signal.
(3) If the called party does not answer, the automatic dialer shall
return to the on-hook state within 60 seconds of completion of dialing.
(4) If the called party answers, and the calling equipment does not
detect a compatible terminal equipment at the called end, then the
automatic dialing equipment shall be limited to one additional call
which is answered. The automatic dialing equipment shall comply with
paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(2), and (b)(3) of this section for additional
call attempts that are not answered.
(5) Sequential dialers shall dial only once to any individual number
before proceeding to dial another number.
(6) Network addressing signals shall be transmitted no earlier than:
(i) 70 ms after receipt of dial tone at the network demarcation point;
(ii) 600 ms after automatically going off-hook (for single line
equipment that does not use dial tone detectors); or
(iii) 70 ms after receipt of CO ground start at the network demarcation
(c) Line seizure by automatic telephone dialing systems. Automatic
telephone dialing systems which deliver a recorded message to the
called party must release the called party's telephone line within 5
seconds of the time notification is transmitted to the system that the
called party has hung up, to allow the called party's line to be used
to make or receive other calls.
(d) Telephone facsimile machines; Identification of the sender of the
message. It shall be unlawful for any person within the United States
to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a
telephone facsimile machine unless such person clearly marks, in a
margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page of the message or
on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and
an identification of the business, other entity, or individual sending
the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or of such
business, other entity, or individual. If a facsimile broadcaster
demonstrates a high degree of involvement in the sender's facsimile
messages, such as supplying the numbers to which a message is sent,
that broadcaster's name, under which it is registered to conduct
business with the State Corporation Commission (or comparable
regulatory authority), must be identified on the facsimile, along with
the sender's name. Telephone facsimile machines manufactured on and
after December 20, 1992, must clearly mark such identifying information
on each transmitted page.
(e) Requirement that registered equipment allow access to common
carriers. Any equipment or software manufactured or imported on or
after April 17, 1992, and installed by any aggregator shall be
technologically capable of providing consumers with access to
interstate providers of operator services through the use of equal
access codes. The terms used in this paragraph shall have meanings
defined in § 64.708 of this chapter (47 CFR 64.708).
[ 62 FR 61691 , Nov. 19, 1997, as amended at 68 FR 44179 , July 25, 2003]
Goto Section: 68.317 | 68.320
Goto Year: 2019 |
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