Monday, June 27, 2016

Cell Phones "Do Not Call List" Begins July 1st

Mississippi Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley, Cecil Brown and Sam Britton will hold press conferences across the state throughout the month of July to discuss the addition of cell phones to the Mississippi No-Call Program.

Beginning July 1, 2016, Mississippi consumers will be able to register their cell phone numbers in addition to their residential phone numbers to the Mississippi No Call List in writing, over the telephone, or via the PSC website. During the various press conferences, Public Service Commissioners Presley, Brown and Britton will be available to answer any questions about registration and other general information regarding the Mississippi No Call Program. The press conference schedule will be as follows:

July 1-Tupelo Mall at Barnes Crossing, 1001 Barnes Crossing Road @10:30 a.m.

July 5-Jackson Woolfolk State Building, 501 N. West Street. @10:30 a.m.

July 7-Biloxi Biloxi Welcome Center, 1050 Beach Blvd @1 p.m.

"We are committed to protecting the privacy of Mississippians and the enforcement of the No-Call list is paramount to that effort. Because many Mississippians use their cell phones as their only communication device, I am proud that we are now able to extend this program to protect them" said Chairman Brandon Presley.

“The Mississippi No Call Program is a great way to start reducing those unwanted phone calls from telemarketers” Southern District Commissioner Sam Britton said.