|Received:||11/27/2004 8:26:47 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I really don't believe that you would try and do this end-run around the most popular of regulations. Fifty million plus households can't possibly be wrong. I for one signed up for this service specifically so I didn't get solicitations from anyone - and now you want to let companies with whom I have an established business relationship telemarket me with prerecorded messages. Really! Might you be so kind as to provide me with your home telephone numbers so I can call and disturb you at the most inconvenient moments? I doubt it. Moreover, the telemarketing business community and their hired guns the Direct Marketing Association will stretch the definition of what constitutes an established business relationship to absurdity. Just as importantly there will be no one upon which to take out my frustrations when I get a recorded message. At least when I get a phone call from a live person I can demand that they remove me from their call list is the rudest of ways. What you need to do is to let the DMA and their members die the death they are currently dying and bid them good riddance. It's enough that every bill I get includes some sort of marketing message. Maybe the Madison Ave. types need to get real jobs where they actually contribute something to society and stop pestering me to buy something that I neither need nor want. As to your part, you should stop trying to turn good laws into bad laws.