Press Release: Somos Commends FCC on Release of Item to Ensure the Integrity of Texting over Toll-Free Numbers

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Wed, 06/13/2018

Somos Commends Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Release of Item to Ensure the Integrity of Texting over Toll-Free Numbers

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 13, 2018—Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, commends the Federal Communications Commission in releasing its Declaratory Ruling and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure the integrity of texting to Toll-Free (In the Matter of Texting to Toll Free Numbers, Docket 18-28 and Toll Free Service Access Codes, Docket 95-155).

Ann Berkowitz, Chief Administrative Officer for Somos, the Toll-Free Numbering Administrator, stated, “The Federal Communications Commission took a big step today to ensure the integrity of Toll-Free and protect consumers from fraud. Consumers want to communicate more and more via messaging. Businesses want consumers to have confidence that, when they text a business’s Toll-Free Number, that the text is delivered to the intended recipient. The FCC’s action is the first step toward a vibrant, efficient, and trustworthy texting-to-Toll-Free system.“

For further information, please contact Joel Bernstein at jbernstein@somos.com or 844-HEY-JOEL.

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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.