Indiana Law Adds Cell and VoIP Phones to 'Do Not Call' List

By Tracey E. Schelmetic May 24, 2011

A new Indiana law goes into effect today enabling residents of that state to add their cell phone numbers to Indiana's already existing state “do not call” list. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels signed the law into effect Friday, May 13. Hoosiers who add their numbers to the list by midnight tonight, Tuesday, will be protected beginning July 1, 2011 reported Fox News affiliate Fox 59.

The Indiana state “do not call list” legislation – originally created for residential numbers – was altered with this new legislation to reduce the number of telemarketing calls cell phone and VoIP users receive. The list is also expected to help the Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office investigate telemarketers who violate the “do not call” restrictions.

“Tens of thousands of new numbers have been added to the list in just a few days and with the high volume of calls we wanted to ensure that everyone who was interested had the chance to register on this first opportunity to add cell and VOIP numbers,” said Attorney General Greg Zoeller. “This shows once again that Hoosiers cherish their personal rights to telephone privacy, rights that I will fight to protect from both the nuisance of unwanted calls and the scammers who seek to defraud the people of this state,” Zoeller added.

Cell phone or users of Internet-based phone service can add their numbers to list online or by calling 888-834-9969. The Indiana state “do not call” list is updated four times annually, so if users miss the midnight Tuesday deadline, they can still sign up to make the October list.

Tracey Schelmetic is a contributing editor for TechZone360. To read more of Tracey's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

TechZone360 Contributor

Related Articles

Bloomberg BETA: Models Are Key to Machine Intelligence

By: Paula Bernier    4/19/2018

James Cham, partner at seed fund Bloomberg BETA, was at Cisco Collaboration Summit today talking about the importance of models to the future of machi…

Read More

Get Smart About Influencer Attribution in a Blockchain World

By: Maurice Nagle    4/16/2018

The retail value chain is in for a blockchain-enabled overhaul, with smarter relationships, delivering enhanced transparency across an environment of …

Read More

Facebook Flip-Flopping on GDPR

By: Maurice Nagle    4/12/2018

With GDPR on the horizon, Zuckerberg in Congress testifying and Facebook users questioning loyalty, change is coming. What that change will look like,…

Read More

The Next Phase of Flash Storage and the Mid-Sized Business

By: Joanna Fanuko    4/11/2018

Organizations amass profuse amounts of data these days, ranging from website traffic metrics to online customer surveys. Collectively, AI, IoT and eve…

Read More

Satellite Imaging - Petabytes of Developer, Business Opportunities

By: Doug Mohney    4/11/2018

Hollywood has programmed society into believing satellite imaging as a magic, all-seeing tool, but the real trick is in analysis. Numerous firms are f…

Read More