S.3138 - Do-Not-Text Act of 2008

A bill to prohibit text message spam. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to prohibit text message spam. as introduced.
  • Short: Do-Not-Text Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Do-Not-Text Act of 2008 - Amends the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 to exclude from the definition of \"mobile service commercial message\" a commercial e-mail if the message's primary purpose is to: (1) facilitate, complete, or confirm a transaction between the message recipient and the sender;

Official Summary

Do-Not-Text Act of 2008 - Amends the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 to exclude from the definition of \"mobile service commercial message\" a commercial e-mail if the message's primary purpose is to:
(1) facilitate, complete, or confirm a transaction between the message recipient and the sender;
(2) provide warranty, recall, safety, or security information regarding the recipient's product or service;
(3) provide notice of a change in terms or conditions, a change in the status of the recipient, or account statements regarding a subscription, membership, account, loan, or comparable ongoing commercial relationship;
(4) provide information regarding an employment relationship or benefit plan in which the recipient is involved; or
(5) deliver goods or services, including updates or upgrades, that the recipient is entitled to receive.Declares that provisions relating to the application of the Act to wireless do not prohibit:
(1) phone-to-phone short messages; and
(2) the sending of mobile service commercial messages by a mobile service provider to its subscribers at no cost to its subscribers unless a subscriber has expressed a desire not to receive such messages.Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require express prior authorization to send a mobile service commercial message to any person in the United States.

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