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Telephone Consumer Protection Act Lawyer Straight Talk

Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer Straight Talk - Bill Turley - Who is the best Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer for you?

Hi, my name is Bill Turley - I am a San Diego Telephone Consumer Protection Act Lawyer.  You might ask - Who is the Best San Diego Consumer Protection Act Lawyer for you?  Read on to find out more about this San Diego Telephone Consumer Protection Act attorney.  But for now know this.  You need the best straight-up lawyer that you can find.


Straight- Talk Answers to your TCPA Questions

What is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal law that protects you from intrusive calls to your cell phone. It is illegal for any person or company to make a call to your cell phone with the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice.  

Companies often make use of these technologies when calling cell phones.  The only time these kinds of calls are allowed are for emergency purposes or if the cell phone owner has given the company express consent to call them at that number.


What is a Telemarketing call under the Act?

This is a call initiated by advertisers that offer or market products or services to consumers. Purely informational calls or those made for non-commercial purposes are not covered.
What is an Autodialed call?

An auto-dialed call is a telephone call by either a real person or pre-recorded message that is initiated through the use of an “autodialer,” or automatic number dialing system. These systems produce, store and call numbers using random or sequential number generators.

What is a covered call?

The statute recognizes “calls” as including not only those made to ground lines and wireless phones, but also messages sent via SMS text message.


What kind of system has to be used by the sender?

The TCPA defines an "automatic telephone dialing system" ("ATDS") as "equipment which has the capacity ... to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or sequential number generator; and ... to dial such numbers."


Does a text message qualify as a call under the Act?

A text message is a "call" within the meaning of the TCPA.


What if the call or text was not intended for me?

In most instances you can still bring a case even if the call or text was not intended for you.


What if I previously provided consent to calls or texts? Or What if I cancel my consent?

Even if you have provided prior consent to be called or texted - if you revoke the consent (i.e., tell them to stop calling or texting you and they continue to call or text you - then you can still bring a case.


What is a SMS?  What is a short message call?

SMS stands for Short Message Service.  It is also commonly referred to as a "text message". With a SMS, you can send a message of up to 160 characters to another device. Most cell phones will allow text messaging.


Should I delete the message?

No. You are going to need the message as evidence in your case.


What is SPAM?

Spam is the sending of thousands or even millions of cell phones of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender.


What is a robo call?

A robocall is a recorded message that’s pitching a product or service. It is called robo because it is made by a machine.


What is an autodialer?

An autodialer is a telephone machine that can make thousands of calls a minute.


What about random text messages?

It’s illegal for a company to send you a text message if it doesn’t have your permission, barring a few exceptions. If you get a random text message from a number you don’t recognize that says you won something or asks you to confirm some personal information - the first thing you should do is not delete the message.

The second thing you should do is call us and find out if you can recover serious money.


How Much Do You Charge?

When we decide to represent you, you don’t have to pay us any money out of your pocket. We don’t get paid at all unless we win.  We cover all the costs to bring the case.


Who is the best honest San Diego Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer?

I am Bill Turley. I am a Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer.  You might be asking yourself who is the best honest Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer for you?

My advice is that you hire the best  Telephone Consumer Protection Attorney that is going to be straight-up and frank.

What makes you the best honest TCPA lawyer for me?

Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Recently asked to testify before the  California Senate on class action issues
Recruited by the United States Senate Commerce Committee to help draft legislation
Awarded the SuperLawyers award six years in a row
Awarded the highest Avvo.com rating
Awarded the Best Lawyers Award    
Named one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California
Awarded the Nations Top One Percent Lawyer Award  
Published as a Top Lawyer in the New York Times
Published as a Top Lawyer in the LA Times
Awarded the Best Lawyers of America award


What should I do next?

Either call me at 619-234-2833 or fill out the contact form on this page.

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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