|Received:||11/27/2004 10:27:36 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Privacy in communication. I oppose the use of telephone marketing. It is a nuisance in our home even with the existing laws. Rather than weakening the existing regulations relative to such marketing, I would appreciate even tighter constraints, if not total bans upon the technique. With respect to “canned” messages—I consider them an insult as well as a nuisance. They certainly are an infringement upon the recipient’s life, for not only does the ring disturb the household but the recipient is not provided the opportunity of voicing their objection to such activity (perhaps even saying unkind things to the caller). It would be better to have rules for the telephone companies to filter all calls to prevent “canned” messages from ever ringing a private phone. This includes calls by political parties. Another objection is in the case an unsolicited call comes to a cellular phone. Air time is charged the recipient. I gladly accept such charges when the call is from my good friend, Clarence, who wishes to visit with me, BUT I do not wish to have a bill for having received an unsolicited call from any marketing organization. Finally, the communication networks are currently not totally able to service all of the communication that is truly legitimate. Weakening the rules relative to unsolicited marketing merely exacerbates that situation. In summation, I support a tightening of regulations so as to rid the nation of telephone marketing. When voting I shall support the route I prefer and never disregard my beliefs about what is best for the people of the United States of America. Let’s eliminate verbal SPAM!