|Received:||12/6/2004 10:00:28 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want ANY phone solicitation calls. Please do not allow the prerecorded ones. If I start getting them on my cell phone, I'm going to be very upset, as I don't have unlimited minutes as I do with my landline phone. Even if cell phone companies were forced to give unlimited minutes and free caller id, the hassle factor would be too high. Now, there is enough poor etiquette surrounding cell phone usage in public places -- we sure don't need those who try to use a cell phone politely to get a bunch of nuisance calls, too. I do not want push messages from ANY company I do business with. They can advertise in ways I'll find out about it without wasting my time and money answering unwanted calls. The solution is simple -- don't allow the phone sollicitation. All the efforts a consumer has to go through once the messages are allowed are too cumbersome and we should not have to put forth the time, money and effort to stop something we never wanted in the first place. Unsolicited mail is one thing -- it costs the sender. The sender can determine if it's worth it to them to send it or not. Unsolicited phone calls, particularly cell phones, cost the receiver. That's not right. I shouldn't have to pay to receive unwanted junk.