Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992

Law:

15 U.S.C. §§ 5701-5724

The Act requires the Commission to promulgate certain regulations respecting advertising for, operation of, and billing and collection procedures for, pay-per-call or "900 number" telephone services. The regulations must include certain provisions, such as price disclosure requirements, mandatory warnings on services directed to children, and required disclosures in billing statements. The Act also directs the Commission to promulgate a regulation extending to pay-per-call services the billing dispute provisions of the Fair Credit Billing Act. Section 701(b)(1) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, amended this Act to authorize the Commission to extend the definition of "pay-per-call service" to "other similar services providing audio information or audio entertainment if the Commission determines such services are susceptible to the unfair and deceptive practices" prohibited by these rules.