Everyone hates getting spam texts. Well, we are getting a lucky break. July 1st, a new bill goes into effect in Tennessee that will help finally put an end to them.
Ahead of the Do Not Text law going into effect, you can submit your phone number online to be taken off solicitation lists.
The new bill extends the penalties that apply to telephone solicitations to text messages too. That means the people sending text messages about property, investments, goods, and services can face a fine of $2,000 per violation.
There are some exemptions, though, like non-profits asking for donations, if the person being contacted actually inquired about something, or if there was a previous business relationship with the person contacted. Political texts are also exempt from this bill.