|Received:||11/27/2004 6:35:52 PM|
|Organization:||University of Wisconsin|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Any ammount of telemarketing is too much. I don't find any value in receiving such calls, and I find them, without exception, as an unnecesary nusinse. It's bad enough that we allow ourselves to be subject to a huge volume of advertisement while we watch television and movies, drive down the rode, and use the internet. There is very little we can do to escape this barage of marketing messages. Our post boxes and email inboxes are flooded with unwanted and unneeded advertisements. But I'd like to think that I can sit in my home without being actively pestered by marketing and our phone is a communication tool that we shouldn't tolerate use as a way of infultrating our personal time and concentration. I would be against any provision that gives any entity more access to me to market things, especially such an active one as a telephone. There is no excuse for allowing this as there are plenty of other ways to reach consumers without resorting to such unnecessary confrontation.