|Received:||11/27/2004 7:04:12 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I don't think ANYONE needs to be solicited to purchase ANYTHING over the phone or by e-mail. I think it's abuse of such systems for a company to use a communications medium I personally pay for to deluge me with their marketing materials. Let's compare it to, say, broadcast radio. If you listen to free radio, you hear commercials, that's how it works. If you don't want to hear commercials, you pay $13 a month to listen to commercial-free satellite radio. When the advertisers pay my phone bill and for my internet access, then they can feel free to contact me by that medium. Failing that, I don't want anyone using my phone line, e-mail, text messages, or anything else I AM paying for to contact me with their latest sales pitch. When I want something, I shop, I research, and then I might purchase. That's the natural order of things. I don't want my personal communications mediums being used by anyone other than who I approve and I would never approve receiving advertisements and solicitations.