The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized two amendments that will finally give all of us options to opt-out of these pre-recorded calls.

Not covered by the ban are calls that deliver purely “informational” prerecorded messages – notifying recipients, for example, that their flight has been cancelled, that they have a service appointment, or similar messages. Such purely “informational” calls are not covered by the TSR because they do not attempt to sell the called party any goods or services, the agency said.