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Good ideas: 1. Tired of getting all those unwanted phone calls right at dinner. In Tennessee you can now do something positive to prevent these calls. Sign up now for the no call option to become effective July 1, 2000.

Click here: Tennessee Regulatory Authority TRA Do Not Call List

Tennessee Regulatory Authority

FAQ's for Telemarketers | What is the Do Not Call List  |  Putting Your Name on the List 

Copy of the Rules | Solicitor Application

Tennessee Do Not Call Register

The Tennessee Do Not Call Telephone Sales Solicitation law T.C.A. Section 65-4-401 et seq., directs the Tennessee Regulatory Authority to promulgate regulations and to compile and maintain a "Do Not Call Register." The Register consists of telephone numbers of Tennessee residential telephone subscribers who have elected not to receive telephone solicitations. Business numbers may not be included on the list. The law requires the "Do Not Call" Register to be operational by July 1, 2000.

The law prohibits those attempting to sell consumer goods and services by telephone from calling telephone numbers that appear on the "Do Not Call" Register. However, there are some exemptions: First, telephone solicitors may still call in response to an express invitation or permission by the person being called. Secondly, solicitors may call on behalf of a not-for-profit organization if the call is made by a member of the specific not-for-profit organization. Thirdly, soliciting is allowed if the person or entity making the telephone call has had a business relationship with the person being called within the previous twelve (12) months. And lastly, solicitation is permitted if the business calling does not sell or engage in telephone solicitation and does not make more than three (3) calls in any one calendar week.

Putting Your Name on the List

Click on the following link to submit your name via an electronic form. Please fill the form out completely and accurately. It is important that your phone number be complete, including area code, and that you include your full name and the date that you filled out the form. For multiple phone numbers, please fill out a separate form for each. (Each household member need not register. Register only your residential phone lines (numbers)).

Also remember that the telemarketers are not required to begin complying until July 1, 2000.

No Call Registration Form.


A copy of the rules regarding the No Call Register program can be found in the TRA Electronic Fileroom. The document is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view it (the reader is available from Adobe's web site.) Click the link beside the description of the rules to download them.

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