Do-Not-Call List for Cell Phones in the United States
Are You Getting Telemarketing Calls On Your Mobile
Phone That You Don’t Want?
Here's How to Stop Them!
Now the National Do-Not-Call List is extended to cover
cell phones! Here is a simple guide to help you sign up on the
United States National Do-Not-Call list to block telemarketers from
calling you! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched the National Do
Not Call Registry to give Americans a choice about getting telemarketing
calls at home. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll,92 percent
of people who reported placing a number on the registry said they are
receiving fewer calls; a total of 78 percent said they’re getting “far
fewer calls” or none at all.
Here's how to sign up and register your mobile phone (and home and
If you have ALREADY signed up:
If you think you put your number on the National Do
Not Call Registry and you’re still getting telemarketing sales calls,
the Federal Trade Commission recommends that you:
What to do when doesn't the system work:
- Understand that some calls are not covered. Once
your number has been on the registry for three months, most
telemarketing calls will stop. However, you still may get:
- calls from — or on behalf of — political
organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors;
- calls from companies with whom you have an
existing business relationship. A company may call you for 18
months after you make a purchase or three months after you
submit an inquiry or application;
- calls from companies you’ve given permission
- File a complaint. If your number has been on the
registry for at least three months, and a telemarketer calls,
complain to the FTC.
Click here to FILE A COMPLAINT
or call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY1-866-290-4236).
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent,
deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to
provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To
complaint or to get
free information on consumer issues, visit
www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY:
1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft,
and other fraud-related complaints into
Consumer Sentinel, a secure,
online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law
enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.