|Received:||11/28/2004 7:03:52 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:With regards to the "pre-recorded message marketing" - I am on the do not call list. I enjoy the peace and quiet it has brought to my home. No longer must I endure daily invasions from marketers who refuse to recognize my wish to be left alone. Now I read how the FCC had allowed for pre-recorded message marketing and you are considering it. I am very disappointed and confused. What part of "do not call" do you and the marketers fail to understand? The WORST telemarketing calls I have experienced have been the pre-recorded variety. They recognize they are talking to a machine and wait for the beep, leaving the entire message on the machine and eating up the recording space. I have had the experience of one that got cut off by the message time limit and kept calling back to leave successive messages until the sales pitch was complete. Another did not disconnect even after I had hung up for more than 10 seconds - it was still rattling off a sales pitch (BellSouth phone company _refused_ to handle any complaint about that one despite my being rendered unable to dial 911 because of the hijacking by a marketer, illegal even at that tme). Perhaps if someone would explain to me why these people should have the riht to invade my solitude I might be a bit more understanding but for now I am just mad and left thinking that the FTC and FCC only work for business.