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Federal Communications Commission Reassigned Numbers Database

Federal Communications Commission Reassigned Numbers Database

The FCC's Reassigned Numbers Database (RND) is designed to prevent a consumer from getting unwanted calls intended for someone who previously held their phone number. Callers can use the database to determine whether a telephone number may have been reassigned so they can avoid calling consumers who do not want to receive the calls.

Callers that use the database can also reduce their potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability by avoiding inadvertent calls to consumers who have not given consent for the call.

The Reassigned Numbers Database can be found at

How Can the Reassigned Numbers Database Help?

Callers can check before making a call to find out if the phone number may have been reassigned. If the database wrongly indicates that the number has not been reassigned, the caller may be protected against TCPA liability when placing the call.

When Can Callers Start Using the Reassigned Numbers Database?

The database became operational for paid subscribers on November 1, 2021. The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau announced the initial interim usage charges for subscriptions to the RND.