Terms Used In Iowa Code 714A.3

  • Advertisement: means advertisement as defined in section 714. See Iowa Code 714A.1
  • Merchandise: means merchandise as defined in section 714. See Iowa Code 714A.1
  • Pay-per-call service: means electronic communications products and services which are provided to end users by information or service providers, and which meet all of the following requirements:
     (1) The end users send or receive information, services, or communications whose general subject matter is determined or influenced by the service provider. See Iowa Code 714A.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 Advertisements for pay-per-call service shall clearly state if the charge for the service is on a flat rate basis, the total charge for the call or, if charged on a per-minute basis, the charge per minute for the call, the charge for each additional minute, and the amount of time necessary to complete the call. Additionally, if in order to obtain the full advertised services or other merchandise, a caller will be required to make any payments in addition to the cost of the initial call, that fact shall be disclosed, along with the amounts of such additional payments. If the advertisement is oral, all cost information must be disclosed clearly and at the same audio volume of the ensuing program prior to providing the pay-per-call number and each time the number is mentioned.