|Received:||11/27/2004 5:53:50 PM|
|Commenter:||G. Dustin Snyder|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a consumer, I am strongly opposed to opening this, or any other, loopholes in the DNC list.<p> As harmless as this loophole may seem a growing number of people, myself included, are now using only cellular telephones for their primary communication device. This means that any telemarketing calls I receive - recorded or otherwise - end up costing me money in the form of celluar airtime.<p> Additionally, this provision would mean that telemarketers would simply record a generic sales pitch and quickly return to the practices that made me abandon my home "landline" phone in the first place - calling repetitively, at all hours. <p> I despise the fact that advertising has grown to the point that I can enjoy very little in the way of personal communications without advertising intruding in my life. I get more junk mail than real main. I get more spam than e-mail, and before the DNC list, I was getting more telemarketing calls than personal phone calls. <p> A loophole like this would only serve to put my telemarketing calls back to generating more traffic (and increasing my cell phone bill). Please do not implement this proposal.