|Received:||12/5/2004 5:34:09 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly oppose any weakening of the rules regarding telemarketing or, as I view it, unsolicited calls to any of my phone numbers (including my cell phone). One of the beauties of the Do Not Call registry is I can include my phone number on one list to prevent telemarketing from all companies. The proposed rules will force me to opt out company by company. Technically, every time I make a credit card transaction I am establishing a business relationship with the company I am purchasing from. This could conceivably total in the thousands. A company is never doing me a favor by calling me with any sales information regardless of how often and how long I've shopped with it. I don't want unsolicited calls, period. End of story. Please make the FCC conform to the stricter FTC policies already in place, and send the lobbyists for marketers packing.