On July 1, 2016, the Mississippi Public Service Commission will begin registering cellphones on the Mississippi No Call Registry. This is a great opportunity to reduce the number of annoying telemarketers calling your cellphone. The process for registering your cellphone is the same as registering your residential landline. Go to the Central District website www.psc.state.ms.us to register online or call 1-800-356-6430 and one of our consumer specialists will help you get signed up.
Once you have registered, it takes two months for your number to be officially on the list. At that time, you can call and report the unsolicited calls. Our website contains the information needed in order to make a complaint.
Once reported, our specialists will start tracking down the people making these calls and try to get them stopped. We cannot stop every call, because some types of calls are exempt from the law, and some are from foreign countries where we do not have jurisdiction.
Our success rate has been pretty good for landlines. We have received 74,436 complaints since the No Call Registry for landlines became law. Of those complaints, $2,784,000.00 in fines have been collected since October 2014 from unscrupulous telemarketers. We believe No Call for cellphones will be just as successful.
On July 5, 2016, the Central District will have No Call registration for cellphones available in the 1st floor lobby of the Woolfolk Building, 501 North West Street from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Public Service Commission Central District Staff will be on hand to assist in registration.
Join us in stopping unwanted calls as we continue keeping the public in public service.