|Received:||11/29/2004 9:24:02 AM|
|Commenter:||ILLENE M. HARRISON|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am opposed to any change in the rule regarding Do Not Call lists. A prerecorded message is as bad, if not worse, than a personal telephone call. It, too, interrupts whatever I might be doing; is a call I don't want to receive; and even worse, I can't slam the phone down in the caller's ear! Do not---I repeat---DO NOT change the rule to permit pre-recorded messages being issued to an individual who has indicated that he/she be placed on the Do Not Call list. The net effect would be to make the Do Not Call list meaningless! Quite frankly, I wish the rule were amended to prohibit unsolicited telephone calls from political parties during a presidential campaign. During the just passed campaign I received as many as six telephone calls---most of them recordings---per day. You have no idea how frustrating those calls became. If anything, they became counter-productive. I have no objection to telephone calls from 501(c)3 charitable organizations; but I do resent calls from political parties. From what my friends have said, they agree!