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No call list for cell phones becomes law Tuesday

Date: August 27, 2012
By: Brendan Cullerton
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1549

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Telemarketers will be restricted from calling your cell phone after a new law takes effect Tuesday.
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Wrap: Cell phones on the no call list can no longer be solicited when a new law takes affect.

The list previously included only land lines. Missouri's Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster said this was Missourians biggest complaint during his tenure.

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Description: "For years as I've been attorney general and during Gov. Nixon's time as attorney general I don't think that there was one complaint that came foreward more frequently than people requesting that their cell phones be put on the no call list."

The bill also prevents businesses from advertising using text messages to people on the list, or from calling under a fake alias on caller IDs.
 
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.

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The Attorney General said cell phones will now enjoy the privacy of land lines
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Wrap: Telemarketers won't be able to call cell phones registered to the state's no call list on Tuesday. The law will prohibit companies from advertising to people on the list. 

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster urges citizens to register their cell phones by calling 866-662-2551 and asking to be put on the Missouri no call list.

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Description: "There's no doubt that this is going to be a big step up in the state of Missouri for people's privacy. We've had this privacy protection around the land lines forever. Now we have it on the cell phones."

Missourians can also register by visiting the Attorney General's website at ago.mo.gov. The law also prevents soliciting through text messages.

Reporting from the capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.


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