|Received:||11/29/2004 12:04:54 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Allowing companies to leave pre-recorded messages is a terrible idea. Besides already being a violation of USC title 17's telemarketting rules, it allows companies one more way to annoy people. It is bad enough I have to get the "promotional" calls from companies I have a business relationship with, but to allow them to call and leave messages with no time committment on their part would most likely fill up tons of mailboxes around the country. Even worse, for those people that do answer the phone, they have no way of getting out of the conversation short of hanging up, no way of requesting the "service" to stop. How long before companies decide to implement a system where is 90-100% of their message was not heard, it then puts you back in the queue to be recalled...a hangup would just mean a future call. The amount of spam I get in e-mail from companies I have either looked at or dealt with is bad enough. Now my answering machine is to also be filled with spam just because these people can't get it through their heads that no one wants to talk to them?