July 24, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Missourians must register their cell phones on the no-call list before August 1 for their numbers to be included on the October 1 list sent to telemarketers. People can register their number on the Attorney General’s website at ago.mo.gov or by phone at 866-662-2551.
“More than 175,000 numbers have been registered since June 14, the day Governor Nixon signed the legislation expanding the registry to include cell phones,” Koster said. “This is a tremendous response by people who are tired of receiving and having to pay for unwelcome and annoying calls on their cell phones.”
The no-call registry is updated quarterly, and people who add their mobile numbers to the list by July 31 will be covered as of October 1. Everyone signing up after July 31 and before November 1 will be covered beginning January 1.
Koster said the law covers only cell phones that are primarily used for personal and family calls. Cell phones that are used primarily for business are not covered.