|Received:||12/1/2004 9:55:04 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I object very strongly to this proposed amendment!!!!! I urge the commission to reject this amendment. The members of the DMA will abuse this loophole as they have abused thier ability to solicit people by phone in the past. The last thing we need is more prerecorded solicitations. Perhaps it is time to establish an opt-in list or for the DMA to start paying peoples phone bills, so that all persons who enjoy having every evening meal interrupted by a sales call can have their wishes met, and the rest of us can enjoy our dinners in peace! I also oppose the granting of any additional loopholes or safe harbors to corporations for the purpose of annoying people with unwanted sales calls. Further, the notion behind this proposed loophole, that sales calls from a machine are somehow more acceptable than regular sales calls, is simply bizarre. Those calls are even more intrusive and annoying and constitute noise pollution. Without firm rules to control their behavior, corporations will ruin every communications channel they touch. I sincerely hope the FTC doesn't want to go down in history as the Commission that made the telephone useless. My family has truly enjoyed the lack of sales calls intrusion during our family time that the "Do Not Call" list has provided. I do not pay my monthly phone bill to be marketed at will by corporations.