Earlier this year, a petition for declaratory ruling was filed with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") regarding voice messages delivered directly to a consumer's voicemail box. All About the Message, LLC seeks an FCC ruling that such direct drop voicemails do not constitute a "call" for purposes of the TCPA because such message does not cause the consumer to be charged for delivery.

This petition raises similar arguments to those made in a 2014 petition that is still pending before the FCC, which argues that this type of message does not cause the type of disruption that the TCPA seeks to prevent.