Mississippians can add cell phones to 'No Call' list beginning July 1

Mississippians can add cell phones to 'No Call' list beginning July 1

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Beginning this Friday, you'll finally be able to do something about those annoying telemarketing calls on your cell phone.

Starting July 1, Mississippians will be able to register their cell phone numbers on the state's No Call List.

You can do so in writing, over the phone or at the public service commission website at www.psc.state.ms.us.

The No Call List was first established for residential phones back in 2003.

"Everybody knows it as the 'No Call' list, but it's really the Telephone Solicitation Act," said Sam Britton, southern district public service commissioner. "It does not exclude everybody from calling you, but if you put your name on this list, then reputable people certainly will not call you. And if the irreputable ones do call you, then it gives the Public Service Commission the teeth and rules and regulations to go after them and prosecute them for violating the law."

Public Service commissioners are holding news conferences across the state to discuss the updated No Call program.

The first will be Friday in Tupelo.