|Received:||11/27/2004 7:14:39 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Absolutely not! I am tired of hearing from people with whom I have no interest in talking; even if I have an established business relationship. For example, I am not interested in Verizon's DSL service, but they continue to call me about, a permitted loophole in the current law. The last thing I want to do is have to listen to a machine try to sell me something, especially if the message is on my answering machine or voice mail. These solicitations are unwanted and cost me time, despite an existing "business relationship." If a company wants to speak to me, the least they can do is have an actual human make the call, message or no message. Phone calls are bad enough; a machine leaving messages is even worse and rather insulting.