June 14, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Missouri’s No Call Law has been expanded to cover personal cell phones in addition to residential land lines. Missourians may now register their cell phone numbers on his website at ago.mo.gov or by phone at 1-866-662-2551.
“Wherever I go in this state, I’m asked one question more than any other … ‘When can I put my cell phone on the no call list?’ The answer is, today,” Koster said, as Governor Nixon signed House Bill 1549 into law. “Unwanted calls and text messages to cell phones are particularly irksome,” Koster said, “because cell phone users have to pay for incoming calls and texts.”
Koster said the expanded law covers only cell phones primarily used for personal and family calls. Cell phones that are used primarily for business are not covered.
The no call registry is updated quarterly. Those who add their mobile numbers to the list by July 31 will be covered starting October 1. Anyone signing up after July 31but before November 1 will be covered January 1.
More than 1.8 million Missouri households are currently on the no call registry for residential phones.