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South Dakota Unwanted Telemarketing List

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With over 7 years of managing solar sales teams, I’m very familiar with telemarketing regulations across the U.S. In particular, South Dakota has robust protections that allow residents to minimize unwanted sales calls by signing up for the state’s Do Not Call list. In this post, I’ll share some insider tips on how to get your number added to South Dakota’s unwanted telemarketing list.

As a sales leader in the solar industry, I make sure our call center agents adhere to all state-level calling rules. I understand how irritating unsolicited sales pitches can be, especially in a state like South Dakota with stricter laws limiting unwanted marketing calls. Here’s what you need to know about getting on South Dakota’s list:

Registering for the SD Do Not Call List

Signing up for the South Dakota Do Not Call registry blocks most sales calls and stops telemarketers in their tracks. You can register online, over the phone, or by mailing in a registration form. Numbers stay on the list indefinitely until removed.

Reporting Do Not Call Violations

If you receive an unwanted telemarketing call after registering for the South Dakota list, you can file complaints with the state’s Department of Labor and Regulation. This triggers investigations into illegal calling practices. Document details like the date, number, and company.

Federal vs. State Do Not Call Lists

While South Dakota’s list is enforceable for any calls made within the state, you’ll get added protection by also signing up for the federal Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketers who call nationally must scrub their lists against both registries.

Limited Exemptions

Certain types of solicitation calls are exempt from South Dakota’s Do Not Call law. These include political calls, non-profits, surveys, and businesses with an existing relationship. However, any exempt caller must still follow disclosure requirements.

Call Blocking Options

For additional protection, use call blocking technologies offered by mobile carriers or third party apps. These provide call screening, blocking by category like “telemarketer,” and the ability to report numbers.

Ask to be Added to Internal DNC Lists

Under South Dakota law, companies must honor “do not call” requests for at least 5 years. When you receive an unwanted call, request to be added to their internal do not call list.

Regular Do Not Call List Updates

To ensure maximum coverage, South Dakota’s Do Not Call registry is updated quarterly. Check your listing periodically and report any numbers that have fallen off. Reregistering strengthens your protection.

While unwanted calls are annoying, South Dakota’s Do Not Call Registry makes it simple to reduce telemarketing pitches. Over the past 5 years, I’ve helped dozens of solar companies craft calling strategies that avoid consumers opposed to sales outreach. With the right prep, ethical companies can market successfully without disturbing people who signed up for the Do Not Call list.

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