|Received:||11/29/2004 10:28:18 AM|
|Organization:||College of Lake County|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not like this idea. I prefer that no telemarketing of any kind be allowed to cell phones. Telemarketing diminishes the utility of all telephones, but cells typically charge the user for time spent receiving and screening calls. I am concerned that marketers will claim they have a "business relationship" with me and waste my time and money while their computers try to sell me things I do not want. Rather than have to "opt out" or "opt in" and put up with the disruption, the misunderstandings, the waste of time and energy, let us just leave this illegal. Really, I would like all telemarketing to be illegal, although I don't see that as a likely outcome. It has always been an annoying waste of my time, a disruption of my life. I don't want that disruption to be extended to my cell phone also. Marketing has become almost an arms race, with all the dirty tricks and shady methods they use to try and get attention that we would prefer to direct on our children, friends, family, or hobbies. It has gone too far already, and extending the power of marketers again is a mistake.