there is no deadline for Wisconsin’s no call list

All the media outlets in northeast Wisconsin are saying that the deadline to sign up for the Wisconsin No Call List is today. This is not true. TV stations are reporting it. Newspapers are reporting it. But it’s just not true.

Here is a quote from the Wisconsin No Call List web site: Consumers can sign up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is no deadline.

The only caveat is that the actual list is updated 4 times per year, on the first of January, April, July and October, and you have to sign up at least a month ahead of time. But the media is not making any decent attempt to clarify this. They’re simply saying “today’s the last day.”

So, if you didn’t sign up before some fictitious deadline, don’t worry, sign up right now, and your number will be added to the list at the next 3-month interval. Don’t forget to also sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry (something the media is not telling you about).

Note: the Wisconsin list is valid for 2 years, the national list is permanent.