If you're tired of getting telemarketing calls, you'll be glad to hear about regulations to help reduce the number of unwanted phone calls to your home. Recently, the FCC established a national Do-Not-Call registry. The registry applies to all telemarketers (with the exception of certain non-profit organizations.) Commercial telemarketers are not allowed to call you if your number is on the registry.
To register call 1-888-382-1222 or online at http://www.donotcall.gov.
To place your number on the Tennessee Do-Not-Call Registry call 1-877-872-7030 or online at http://www2.state.tn.us/tra/nocall.htm
If you have registered your number on the Do-Not-Call registry and you receive a telemarketers call, you can report it with the Tennessee Regulatory Authority Customer Service Division at 1-800-342-8359 Ext 160.