|Received:||11/27/2004 3:13:54 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Excuse me, but what part of "Do Not Call" do you not understand? The telephone system is supposed to be a communication system, not an advertising system. I signed up for the "Do Not Call List" because I didn't like being interrupted incessantly by companies trying to sell inflatable mattresses or swamp land in Florida. The ads on the internet are bad enough, but now you want to reintroduce "advertising" to the telephone system? I pay a monthly fee for my telephone service, as opposed to free access to broadcast television or radio. If the phone companies want to allow advertisers to use the phone to reach me, they should drop the fees they charge us for their services and make their money from those commercials just as broadcast radio and TV do. Otherwise, leave me alone! By the way, you're not going to ad my personal information to some mail or phone list you're going to sell to the highest bidder, are you?