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January 2019

National Do Not Call Registry

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What is it?

The National Do-Not-Call (DNC) registry gives you an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls you receive. Once you register your phone number, telemarketers covered by the National Do Not Call Registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you.

Why would I register my phone number with the National Do-Not-Call Registry?

The National DNC registry gives you an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls you receive.

Can I register online?

Yes. You can register or verify that your number is on the registry online at www.donotcall.gov. The online registration process requires an active email address. If you register online, we will send you an email message with a link in it. You need to click on the link in the email within 72 hours to finalize your registration. If you do not have an email address, you can register by phone (1-888-382-1222 and for TTY access 1-866-290-4236).

How soon after I register will I notice a reduction in calls?

Telemarketers covered by the National DNC registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you.

What if I change my mind? Can I take my number off the National Do-Not-Call registry?

You can delete your phone number only by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number you want to delete. After you contact the registry to delete it, it will be removed from the DNC registry by the next day. But telemarketers have up to 31 days to access information about your deletion and add your number back to their call lists, if they choose to.

How long does my phone number stay registered?

Telephone numbers on the registry will only be removed when they are disconnected and reassigned, or when the consumer chooses to remove a number from the registry.

Investing in Rural America: $2500 FRS Scholarship Available

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In cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and its members, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. FRS is committed to educational achievement in rural communities, recognizing that tomorrow’s economic and civic development depends on the involvement and commitment of today’s youth.  As a member of NTCA, PTC customers qualify for multiple college scholarships. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 for each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500.  Applications must be postmarked to FRS by March 1st and winners will be announced by May 1, 2019. Students must turn their applications into our office by February 20th. Go to frs.org to learn about additional college scholarships funded by various NTCA members ranging from $500 up to $7,000. The 2018 deadlines are approaching soon.

Now Accepting Applications: PTC Scholarship Award 2019

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Pottawatomie Telephone Company is now accepting applications for the 2019 PTC Scholarship Award through April 19, 2019. In its twelfth year, the PTC scholarship program is awarded to senior high school students attending school in one of our customer serving areas. $500 scholarship awards are given to winning students to help with the cost of attending college. Students can contact us directly to get an application or visit their school counselors to receive one.

2018 Scholarship Winners:
Amanda Lewis & Whitney Krause from Bowlegs High School.