Registering your number does not stop all solicitation calls, but it will significantly reduce them. There are a ton of exemptions, specifically:
- Car dealers;
- Insurance agents;
- Investment advisers;
- Charitable organizations;
- Newspapers (wuh?)
- Local banks;
- Funeral homes (of course);
- A company with an established business relationship with the person being called.
Also exempted are entities that do not make a major sales presentation on the call, or who do not try to complete the sale during the call. As a lawyer, that constitutes a charcoal gray area. I'd like to know what the
Registering today also does not affect incoming calls until September 1, 2016, It takes that long for the removal request to take effect.
If you receive a non-exempt call once your phone number is effective (say, in September), you should fill out this online complaint form, or mail said form to: Mississippi Public Service Commission, Mississippi No Call Program, Post Office Box 1174, Jackson, MS 39215-1174.