|Received:||11/28/2004 8:07:14 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think it is a bad idea to amend the "Do Not Call" registry and its rules and procedures to allow any more exceptions or lattitude on the part of telemarketers to evade the existing rules. Call abandonment is a nuisance as it is, and the proposed changes will only allow telemarketers to perform more of it. Pre-recorded messages are also a nuisance, and telemarketers should not be allowed to leave prerecorded messages whether there is an existing business relationship or not. Among other reasons, such prerecorded messages take up space on answering machines and voice mail, leaving less room (or no room) for messages from real people. The telemarketers may look at these changes as fine-tuning the existing "Do Not Call" rules, but as a recipient of some of these calls, these changes will only, ultimately, lead to more unwanted and intrusive calls.