Education and Technology

Emergency Text Messages Can Save Lives in a Pandemic Without Running Afoul of the TCPA

Education and Technology

Emergency Text Messages Can Save Lives in a Pandemic Without Running Afoul of the TCPA

Communication is critical in an emergency.  It can save lives, mitigate disasters, and, importantly, prevent the spread of disease. When emergencies arise, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advise that phone calls may not connect due to “network congestion.” However, “[t]ext messages to other wireless devices may go through when your call may not.

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