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Indiana Extends Deadline For Cell Do-Not-Call-List

Indiana currently has over 100,000 cell numbers on the list.

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Cell phone users can now add their numbers to the do-not-call-list.

Indiana’s new do-not-call list for cell phones is so popular that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has extended the deadline to have a cell number added to the list.

According to Zoeller, more than 100,000 Hoosiers have placed their number on the list, which bars commercial entities from calling a cell phone with intent to sell a product or service.

“Now we’re starting to see telemarketers,” he said, “use cell phone contact digital technology with video as well as text messaging, so we’re trying to get out ahead of this and allow people the same protections they have on their land lines.”

Zoeller spoke with students at Indiana University before implementing the new list, and made some changes to his original plan regarding out of state area codes.

“We’ve changed it,” he said, “so if you do receive a bill that comes to an address inside of Indiana, then you are eligible to be put in the do-not-call-list, and that was made specifically after speaking with students from IU.”

The deadline to add a number to the list is May 17th. You can find more info at in.gov/attorneygeneral.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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