|Received:||11/28/2004 4:33:08 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please, *do not* allow companies to call useing pre-recorded messages under *any* circumstance, unless given *explicit permission* by the phone subscriber. I feel that recorded calls should be *banned* (except if given explicit *opt-in* permission). They are annoying, generally worthless, and are very easy/cheap to make. The only recourse a phone subscriber (i.e., all of us!) has to avoid being bothered/harassed/annoyed/distrubed/distracted is to make these calls *illegal* with severe enough penalties to discourage. Do *you* want to be bothered at dinner with a live sales call, let alone a *pre-recorded* one??????????? Any person, not in the marketing telemarketing industry, would agree: NO PRE-RECORDED CALLS! And the idea that I would have to *opt-out* to not be bothered - this is absurd!!! It should be completely the opposite - if the company wants to call me, they should need my explicit permission, if not actually *pay* me something to hear their messages. Email spam is bad enough - so far, the Do Not Call List for phones has worked beautifully - Let's keep it that way, please!!!! Thankyou.