|Received:||11/27/2004 10:56:40 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I oppose permiting companies to send recorded telemarketing messages to consumers. This defeats the purpose of the "no call list" by enabling these companies to still inundate the consumer with unwanted communications. I signed up for the "no call list" to avoid calls and interuptions from any unsolicited company. These companies should not have the right to use my phone and answering machine (for which I pay for the use of) to solicit for my business. The political parties abused their use of the right to leave recorded messages during the past campaign. A day didn't go by when I didn't have 2 -3 messages from them. If commercial ventures are allowed to make pre-recorded calls, I have no doubt I can expect the same or worse from them. It doesn't make any difference if it is pre-recorded or a "live" person, it is still an unwanted interuption and should not be allowed.