Mississippi residents can add cellphones to no-call list

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Mississippi Public Service Commission announced Thursday that cellphones could now be added to the Mississippi No-Call Program.
Commissioners Sam Britton, Cecil Brown and Brandon Presley made the announcement at a statewide press conference in Biloxi, states a PSC press release.
“The Mississippi No Call Program is a great way to begin reducing unwanted telemarking calls to your residence and now to your cellphone,” said Britton in the release.
Daniel Forde, the media contact for the Southern District of the PSC, said out-of-state cellphone numbers can also be added to the list if the person can provide proof of residency in the state of Mississippi.
Ford also said both cellphones and landlines can be added to the national no-call list.
The PSC was given authority to regulate the Mississippi No-Call registry in 2003 as part of the Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act of 2003, states the release.
The law originally stipulated that only landlines could be added to the list, preventing retailers from attempting to sell goods over the phone, according to the release.
To add a cellphone number to the No Call registry, residents are asked to contact the PSC at 1-800-356-6429 or go to www.psc.state.us/nocall.
To add a number to the national no-call list, call 1-888-382-1222 from the number to be registered, or go to donotcall.gov.

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