|Received:||11/27/2004 8:19:18 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The telephone is a synchronous communications device. It requires that someone place a call and someone to answer that incoming call. For one to accept a call, they must interrupt whatever they are doing to receive the call. It is unacceptable to permit a machine, which effectively has no limit on the number or frequency of calls it can make, to interrupt what I am doing to deliver a message. The postal system is much better suited for such a purpose. If these rule changes are made, it will violate the entire point of the do-not-call registry. If machines are permitted to do to my telephone what they have done to my mailbox on the street and my mailbox in the computer, there will be little point in having a telephone anymore.