|Received:||11/27/2004 6:41:44 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:About prerecorded messages: There should be no special exception made for these types of calls. A prerecorded telemarketing message is still a telemarketing message, and violates the spirit of the Do Not Call list. About the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision: There should be no change in the existing rules governing frequency of calling that would loosen the requirements. Any rule changes should go the other direction, stiffing the requirements and creating harsher penalties for thsoe who break the rules. On a final note, the more slack that is given to telemarketing, political campaign calls, and charities et al, the more individuals will be inclined to go wireless and eschew a land line for their home/personal use all together. While this is only a good thing, and will cause the Baby Bells to suffer more and more, it is not the right way to go about regulating the telemarketing industry.