|Received:||11/28/2004 9:03:12 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is ridiculous. People are putting themselves on the Do Not Call list to help rid their daily lives from annoying phone calls that end up eating precious time out of people's days. What happened to protecting the consumer? I'm not paying for telephone service so that I can receive ads over the phone. In fact, I believe that the rules should be tightened even more. Your terms of an "established business relationship" are too loose, and already allow companies to slide through the cracks and interrupt my home life. If you open this up to pre-recorded messages, then everyone is going to start doing this. To further complicate matters, it will be damn near impossible for a receiver of these calls to tell the seller to cease and desist, especially without having to sit and listen through the entire message. Moreover, I seriouslyl doubt that they'll offer up their information so that I can request in writing to stop calling my house. The consitution says "We the People", not "We the Corporations", or "We the Telemarketers". Let's focus our energies on protecting peoples rights versus providing a loophole so that someone can make an extra buck off of my time, and my pain.