|There are currently two lists and
we recommend that you sign up on both of them because the different
agencies have different jurisdictions and enforcement procedures.
Please note that Access America does not telemarket
1. Tennessee Do Not Call Telephone Sales Solicitation
Law T.C.A. Section 65-4-401 et seq.
The State of Tennessee (http://www.state.tn.us)
has instituted a Telemarketing Do Not Call List for residential
customers in Tennessee as of July 1, 2000. It is FREE to sign up
on the list. The telemarketers who call residences must obtain
(purchase) the list from the State of Tennessee so they don't call
you. There are certain exceptions to the rule.
Telemarketers from not-for-profit companies are still allowed to call
residential customers. Also, if you have done business with a
company within the last 12 months telemarketers from that company are
allowed to call you. In addition, telemarketers are allowed to
call you if you have requested that someone call you. For more
information you can follow this link to the State of
Tennessee-Tennessee Regulatory Authority website (https://www.tn.gov/tpuc/tennessee-do-not-call-program.html).
In order to sign up for the list, you can go directly to the Do
Not Call page (https://www.tn.gov/tpuc/tennessee-do-not-call-program/csd-online-do-not-call-registration-form.html).
2. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), under its authority for regulating
telemarketers at the federal level under the Telemarketing and Consumer
Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 1994 and the Telemarketing Sales Rule
of 1995 and the Do Not Call Implementation Act of March 11, 2003, has
instituted a Telemarketing Do Not Call List for residential customers
Nationwide starting June 27, 2003. It is FREE to sign up on the
list. The list will go live on October 1, 2003. You will need to sign up on the
list every 5 years. Your number will be kept on the FTC's
list and you no longer have to sign up every 5 years. The only
information that is kept is your telephone number. Your telephone
number will be removed from the list if it is disconnected.
Telemarketers will not be allowed to call you unless 1) you have a
prior established business relationship, 2) you have given prior
written consent, 3) the call is not commercial or does not include
unsolicited advertisements, 4) calls on behalf of or by non-profit,
tax-exempt organizations. Telemarketers must obtain the list
before telemarketing residential customers (consumers). The
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added additional enforcement
rules to the FTC's list. The FTC and the FCC will coordinate
enforcement efforts. For more information, please visit the FTC's
In order to sign up for the list, you can go directly to the FTC's
National Do-Not-Call Registry webpage (http://www.ftc.gov/donotcall).
For more information from the FCC, you can follow this link to the
FCC's website (http://www.fcc.gov).
In order to sign up for the list from the FCC's website, you can
go directly to the FCC's National Do-Not-Call Registry webpage (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall).
In order to sign up on the list directly, you can go to the
National Do-Not-Call registry (http://donotcall.gov).
Please note that Access America does
not telemarket residential customers.