Getting off telephone call lists for the states of Pennsylvania and WyomingTelephone marketers and their service providers must honor the requests of consumers who have placed their telephone numbers on these lists.
If you are a resident of PA or WY, you can register for DMA's Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which is the Official Do Not Call list for the States of Pennsylvania and Wyoming and allows you to "opt out" of national telemarketing lists, just complete the information below. Other consumers who wish to decrease the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls they receive should register with the Federal Trade Commission's National Do Not Call Registry at: www.donotcall.gov or by phone 1-888-382-1222.
Please note, DMA does not provide marketers with consumer telephone lists or telemarket to consumers. Rather, the Telephone Preference Service is available to companies for the sole purpose of removing your telephone number from their telemarketing lists. This service does not apply to telemarketing at your business number.
The registration form below will allow you to significantly reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls you receive at home. You may register with TPS by filling out this form, then clicking on the submit button. For more details, read "How to register for TPS" below.
What are the expected results?
When you register with TPS, your name, address, and telephone number are placed on a "do-not-call" file. Telemarketers calling into PA or WY are required to run their telemarketing list of prospective customers against the TPS file, to remove the individuals who have registered with TPS from their calling lists.
This "do not call" file is updated and distributed to participating companies on a quarterly basis. Your name remains on the file for five years. If you change your telephone number, you must register your new number with TPS to have it affect your new telephone number.
Does registration with TPS mean an end to all advertising calls?
Although registration with TPS will help to reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls that you receive, it will not stop them all. You may continue to receive telemarketing calls from companies with which you already do business and non-profits such as: professional and alumni associations, political candidates, and office holders, etc..
Calls of a business-to-business nature received at your place of employment are also not affected through registration with TPS. Business names, addresses and telephone numbers are not accepted for registration on TPS, and companies that market to other companies do not use this consumer-oriented do-not-call file.
Note: Registration with TPS will not affect sequentially dialed automated recorded message (computerized) calls. If you receive a computerized call from a company you do not wish to hear from again, listen to the automated message to obtain the telemarketer's name and address or phone number. Then, contact the company directly and ask to be placed on the company's do-not-call list.
Can I register my FAX number with TPS?
No. FAX numbers are not included on TPS. It is against the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to send an unsolicited FAX to anyone. You may wish to report companies sending unsolicited FAXes to the Federal Communications Commission.
Can I request deletion from specific lists through TPS?
No. Name removal through TPS is general in nature. You may reduce the number of telephone marketing calls you receive from a specific company by asking the company to place your name and telephone number on the company's do-not-call list the next time the company calls you.
How to register for TPS
*Again please note that new consumer registrations for the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) are only accepted for residents of PA and WY. If you do not live in one of these states but wish to reduce your volume of unsolicited telephone calls, you should contact the FTC to register for the National Do Not Call Registry at: www.donotcall.gov or by phone at 1-888-382-1222.
Other consumers who wish to decrease the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls they receive should register with the Federal Trade Commission's National Do Not Call Registry at: www.donotcall.gov or by phone 1-888-382-1222.