|Received:||11/29/2004 11:54:08 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Opening up exceptions to the Do Not Call List will render the list and its oversight a sham. Current technology would allow homes to be bombarded annonomously with useless prattle based on dubious "customer" connections. The establishment of this list gave phone line use back to the consumers who pay for the service. Companies wanting to solicit over the phone must bear the cost of delivery of their message. I pay for the phone service... I get to decide how to use it. My phone line is not public domain, and the Do Not Call List gave that back to me. Junk Mail travels using public services for which a "publishing" company bears the cost of distribution. I do not pay to have the message delivered. Also, the use of a phone line is time-limited. 2 hours or more of receiving message after message will prevent me from having the phone available for my own use and calls. Call blocking is not a viable option, and opt-out will most suredly made as difficult as possible, with the information for doing so coming at the end of the message. You simply can not abandon this list! You might as well turn in your resignations the day you open up any loopholes. Oversight/regulation will no longer make a difference for the consumer. Current telemarketing attempts as much as possible to be wooden and wrote. Voicemail will simply harden that into something which cannot even receive my voiced "NO".