|Received:||11/28/2004 1:19:25 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:My home phone number became unusable as a viable means of communication due to unsolicited callers all day long. The do-not-call list provided some relief but still fails, as the now available 'ring time' during dinner is now occupied by so called non-profit organizations who are excempt from the not-call list. Being hit up for money all day long for one or the other bogus cause is annoying enough. Having to deal with pre-recorded messages, to which you cannot even respond with a stern "Do not call this number again" transforms this into a never ending nightmare. I have a free email account to channel spam to a place where I will never see it. Phone lines cost money though and I would really like to be able to make use of what I am paying for. Making the list available for that kind of nonsense is a step in the wrong direction. An established business relationship requirement is a joke as this can be twisted beyond recognition as it already happens now with fax marketing. I would much rather see non-profits disappear from being excempt and legislation banning ANY and ALL pre-recorded messages. Thank you for listening.