|Received:||12/2/2004 1:25:43 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Commissioners: I strongly oppose any rule change which allows the use of pre-recorded calls in telemarketing, regardless of prior business relationship. I find such calls to be significantly more intrusive than telemarketing calls from live persons. I also urge you not to relax call abandonment standards without careful consideration. As a consumer, I think the proper goal of telemarketing regulation is to ensure that my time is interrupted only by valuable, desired phone calls. If I am interrupted only to be greeted by a dead line because the telemarketer has abaondoned the call, the regulatory system has failed. Thank you for listening to my comment.