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Somos Applauds FCC Action to Protect Integrity of Toll-Free Numbers
[May 17, 2018]

Somos Applauds FCC Action to Protect Integrity of Toll-Free Numbers


EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, today identified that the Federal Communications Commissions announced it will take up two items of importance to the Toll-Free industry at the Commission's June 7 open meeting. The Commission will vote on a Declaratory Ruling and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure the integrity of texting to Toll-Free and will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help curb the problem of traffic pumping to Toll-Free numbers.

Ann Berkowitz, Chief Administrative Officer for Somos, the Toll-Free Numbering Administrator, stated, "We thank Chairman Pai and the Commission for their continued efforts to ensure the integrity of Toll-Free ad protect consumers from fraud and abuse. Toll-Free Numbers are valuable assets to millions of businesses, and consumers view Toll-Free as a trusted communication link. The one-two punch of stopping unauthorized text-enablement on Toll-Free Numbers and taking the incentives out of Toll-Free traffic pumping will make the Toll-Free industry stronger for years to come."



About Somos, Inc. Somos, a leading provider of trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, enables data integrity and access to fuel innovation and growth in Toll-Free and related markets. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number (TFN) Registry to administer and route data for the 41 Million and growing Toll-Free Numbers in use today.  This service includes the Texting & Smart Services (TSS) Registry, the centralized registry to administer the use of Toll-Free Numbers for text messaging and multimedia services.  To learn more about Somos, please visit www.somos.com.

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