Almost 100,000 sign up for Mississippi No Call Registry

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Almost 100,000 Mississippians have signed up for the Mississippi No Call Registry for cellphones in just six months.

The Clarion-Ledger reports what was once considered a problem only for landline phone users - calls from telemarketers - has now drawn the ire of cellphone users.

On July 1, the Mississippi PSC began registering cellphones.

Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown says the service is free. And though they can't block all calls for various technical and legal reasons, he says they can stop many unwanted calls coming through.

Brown said residents can sign up by visiting or by calling the office at 601-961-5430 or toll free at 1-800-356-6430.

Once a person has registered, it takes two months for a number to be officially on the list.

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