2017 ORS 759.710¹
Pay-per-call information
  • disclosure

(1) An information provider that advertises pay-per-call services that are broadcast by radio or television, contained in home videos or that appear on movie screens must include an announcement that accurately represents the price of the service being advertised. The announcement must be clearly articulated in the language used in the body of the program or any other language spoken in the advertisement. These price disclosures shall be spoken in a normal cadence and at a volume equal to that used to announce the telephone number in the advertisement. The advertisement must state the price of the service each time the telephone number of the information provider appears in the advertisement.

(2) An information provider that advertises pay-per-call services that are broadcast by television, contained in home videos or that appear on movie screens must include, in clearly visible letters and numbers set against a contrasting background, the cost of calling the advertised number. Visual disclosure of the cost of the call must be displayed adjacent to the advertised telephone number each time the number appears in the advertisement. The lettering of the visual disclosure of the cost of the call must be the same size and typeface as that of the advertised telephone number.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, an information provider that advertises pay-per-call services that appear in printed material must include, in clearly visible letters and numbers set against a contrasting background, the cost of calling the advertised telephone number. The printed disclosure of the cost of the call must be displayed adjacent to the advertised number each time the number appears in the advertisement. The lettering of the visual disclosure of the cost of the call must be the same size and typeface as that of the advertised telephone number.

(4) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, an information provider that advertises pay-per-call services must include the price or cost, including:

(a) Any per minute charge;

(b) Any flat rate charge;

(c) Any minimum charge;

(d) The maximum charge possible for the service as determined by multiplying maximum duration in minutes by the cost per minute, unless the call has a possible indefinite duration, in which case the charge for one hour of use shall be stated;

(e) An indication whether calls are interactive or have a possible indefinite duration; and

(f) The maximum possible charges for all pay-per-call numbers to which the caller will be referred by the telephone number being advertised.

(5) An information provider that advertises pay-per-call services in telephone directory classified advertising must include a conspicuous disclosure in the advertisement that the call is a pay-per-call service. [1991 c.672 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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