|Received:||11/27/2004 10:36:59 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:In no way would I ever be in favor of wanting your organaziton to modify the present rules concerning telemarketing calls to my home. I received hundreds of "pre-recorded" calls during the past election, and I was just as upset receiving these as I was receiving all the telemarketing calls prior to the establishment of the present rules.' If given the opportunity, telemarketers would inundate American's home phones with these taped messages, just as they did under the previous rules. The major problem would be that once the taped message starts, you can't hang up and stop the message or open up the line again. The message has to run to the end before the telephone line becomes "open" or available for other incoming or outgoing phone calls. This is very dangereous...particularly if someone needs to make a 911 emergency call, and would possibly have to wait until some unwanted taped message from a sales person had finished before that emergency call could be placed. What right do these salespeple have to tie up my home phone line with their unwanted phone calls and keep it tied up as long as they desire? They are not paying my phone bill! And as far as I can recall, I never received a phone call from a telemarketer that I either responded to in a positive manner, or listened to and found the product the were selling was something I really wanted or needed. All these calls are an intrusion on my privacy which I do not want...and especially do no want recorded. I could wind up listening to the same sales pitch hundreds of times...and not being able to do anything about it. I do not want an "opt out" provision...I have already done that on all my phone lines. I do not want an "opt-in " provision, as that could be easily abused by these telemarketer organizations: ("...but I have your signature on file.") BS!!! Again, do not even entertain the idea of letting telemarketers once again gain a foothold into our home via our telephone lines. Not with recorded messages...not in any way shape or form.