The social policy arm of the U.S. Catholic bishops has urged the Federal Communications Commission to require 900-number services to give information on the price and content before beginning their commercial messages. The United States Catholic Conference urged the agency to devise regulations allowing consumers to block 900 numbers in order to uphold the rights of parents to have control over their children in the home. The conference wants regulations requiring a preface in "clear and direct language" easily understandable by young children. The preface would tell children their parents must pay for the phone call.
Without calling for a ban, the Catholic conference repeated its criticism of the use of 900 numbers for sexually explicit messages.