|Received:||11/29/2004 10:35:12 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Short version: I strongly oppose all of the abovementioned changes. Long version: It seems apparent to me that this change (per day per calling campaign TO measured over a 30 day period) would allow direct marketers increase their call volume to me, personally. I recently moved, and my new phone number was not on the Do Not Call list; I received more "junk" calls than I received normal phone calls. Adding my new number to the list made having a phone bearable again. I strongly oppose any change in the wording that would weaken in any way the protection from harassment the Do Not Call list provides. On the subject of prerecorded messages: I find a prerecorded message, even one from a company I have an established business relationship with, to be irritating and useless. I will just hang up, after being irritated by the call. Please do not change this section of the Telemarketing Sales Rule - adding my number to the DNC list is currently the only way I have of telling companies I do not want calls like this - telling a company's representative this in person just gets me a "sorry, that's the way we do business" response. I am not interested in listening to a machine try to sell me something over the phone, regardless of the source (company I do business with or otherwise.) If I want machine-generated ads, I'll browse the web.