Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1733
- Consumer: means a telephone user or end-user who calls or may call a 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
- Pay-per-call service: means any passive, interactive, polling, or other similar audiotext service that is accessed through a seven or ten digit telephone number that is provided for a charge to a caller through an exclusive telephone number prefix or service access code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
- Sponsor: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity that sells a pay-per-call service on whose behalf charges are billed, but shall not include a public utility regulated by the state or the Federal Communications Commission or an interexchange carrier which provides transport or billing, or both, and collection services for a pay-per-call service, unless the public utility or interexchange carrier actually produces or promotes the pay-per-call service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
- Subscriber: means any person or entity in whose name a telephone account is billed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
No sponsor shall:
(1) Use advertisements or provide any pay-per-call services which are false, misleading, or deceptive in any manner or violate the provisions of this Chapter or any federal law or regulation.
(2) Solicit calls which are interactive that contain unnecessary repetition of information or employ gimmicks or any other means to prolong the length of a call.
(3) Provide untimely or out-of-date information.
(4) Fail to immediately disconnect any call when a subscriber hangs up.
(5) Cause a subscriber to be misled, deceived, or confused by the advertising for a 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service or pay-per-call service itself.
(6) Provide any 900, 976, or any other telecommunication service which is incomplete, garbled, or of such quality as to render it inaudible or unintelligible.
(7) Provide any 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service which is of such speed as to cause the subscriber to be unable to understand the information given and which encourages a second call to the 900 or 976 number.
(8) Attempt to collect for any 900 or 976 call or any other call made to a pay-per-call service when the subscriber no longer wishes to make a charitable or political contribution which was pledged or solicited through the use of such a call service.
(9) Report any subscriber’s failure to pay to any credit reporting agency or consumer reporting agency for a 900 or 976 telephone call, or any other call made to a pay-per-call service when such call was solicited in violation of this Chapter.
(10) Advertise on television, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight, the availability of messages or conversations which explicitly or implicitly offer or are intended to offer sexual stimulation or arousal.
Acts 1991, No. 808, §1; Acts 1992, No. 176, §1.