Extra step for no-call database is helpful

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Mississippi Public Service Commission will travel the state in July to brief residents on the addition of cellphones to the Mississippi No-Call Program.

While there is already a national no-call database, this Mississippi change will give residents an extra boost of protection from pesky telemarketers.

Residents will be able to register in whatever way suits them best, whether it is by mail, over the telephone or on the internet.

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

In today’s world where cellphones are often the only phone a person has, it’s even more frustrating when a telemarketer  is harassing you or a bill collector just won’t stop calling because he thinks he has the right person. This is just an extra step at protection and an asset.