New Jersey Relaxes Telemarketing Cell Phone Restrictions

Last month, we reported on a bill that would amend a key provision in New Jersey’s restrictive telemarketing law, which prohibited nearly all telemarketing calls to mobile devices, even when the telemarketer had the consent of the mobile device user. At the end of January, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the bill, S1382. The amended law only prohibits unsolicited telemarketing calls to mobile devices. As a result, telemarketing companies can now make sales calls to mobile devices when the call is either (1) made to a customer with whom there is an existing business relationship, or (2) in response to the customer’s written request.

The amended law became effective upon signing by Governor Christie.