|Received:||12/3/2004 5:43:14 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I paid to have a phone installed in my house and I pay monthly to keep that phone in use at my house. I did this for my convenience not to be called by companies or for their convenience to try to sell me things I do not want. My phone is also not for a charity org to call and try to guilt me into giving, I choose who I give to and I contact them, I do not need the guilt these people try to lay on you. If I choose to buy from a company I will call them, if I want to know about offers they have I will contact them, if I choose to give to a charity I will contact them. I do not want them calling me during their convenient hours, these are not mine. I also resent political calls to my house live or recorded. It is bad enough to see and hear them on tv, radio and in the newspaper let alone to be disturbed while cooking dinner to hear a recorded announcement. I do not pay for my phone to be bothered with "ads". This is disturbing MY time. When these companies begin paying for my phone service then they can call my home phone. This is one of the reasons people have changed to cell phones and dropped their home phones. My personal policy is once you call me at home with an ad or asking for money I will never deal with your company or org again, you have lost my business/support. In this busy world there is so little "family time" that I resent it being interrupted by calls that are not family or friends. I also do not pay to keep a phone in my house to be abused by telemarketers. Granted it is only a small percentage but to have someone call and disturb what I am doing is bad enough but then when they become abusive with their language or repeated calling that is over the line. Just because I do business with or have done business with in the past a company does not give them the right to call me at home. I do not give my phone number out to everyone I speak to during a normal day, I choose who I want to be able to call me. The same should apply to companies and any organization. In my opinion I do not think the "Do Not Call List" is strict enough.