|Received:||12/7/2004 1:13:00 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The purpose of the "Do Not Call" list and FCC actions regarding it was to prevent the vast majority of unsolicited calls to a phone number. The revision being considered will remove a significant portion of the protection previously provided and allow the typical legal wrangling on the definition of established business relationship. 60 million numbers being registered on the "Do Not Call" list is prima facie evidence of the need and desire of the public concerning the protection given. Prior to this I received an average of 5 to 10 calls per evening and often had my voice mail filled with canned, computer solicitation. Since implementation and my subsequent registration, unsolicited phone calls have been reduced on my personal phone numbers by 99%! On the rare occasion I do receive an unsolicited marketing call, notification of my intent to file a complaint is sufficient to prevent further harassment. Use of computerized "marketeers" will remove any chance the consumer has to stop the calls by giving notice to a human. While inclusion of a "Remove from our list" phone number can be required, compliance with a working number will be nearly impossible to ensure and require large amounts of manpower for what I am sure is an already overburdened enforcement and investigatory system. Revision of this protection is not a reasonable action nor does it serve the public's interest.