|Received:||11/30/2004 5:10:03 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a citizen I strongly object to receiving pre-recorded telephone messages from any business (or for that matter, from a candidate for public office). I pay for phone service for my private use, not for the benefit of a business. I have greatly enjoyed not receiving telemarketing calls since the no-call list was established. In the past I have climbed down from a ladder while painting a ceiling, or dashed in from my back yard to catch a possibly urgent call, only to listen to some telemarketer who wants to know, for example, if my car has a cracked windshield. The public deserves protection from this kind of intrusion. Please make no further exceptions to the no-call list. In fact, please tighten the requirements: I do not contribute to charities on the basis of a phone call.